Pre-Feasibility analysis


CETENA, with MANTASNET framework, intends to improve the effectiveness of the future military ships design methodology, enabling Navies to develop concept designs in more effective and competitive manner.

The objective is to extend the Mission-driven capability development in the naval sector with the realization of design methods & processes capable of fully supporting the preliminary phases of the project of a military ship, analyzing of mutual dependencies between operational requirements, design parameters and cost.

Our activities

The aim is to support the design of naval vessels through a framework providing the evaluation of the operational effectiveness of warship configurations for a set of specified capabilities, considering the ship technical feasibilty.

  • 1st step: : To analyse the missions for which the vessel is conceived, with the aim of identifying the key capabilities necessary for their fulfilment.
    o Analysis of mission objectives.
    o Definition of whole warship capabilities related to the mission.
  • 2st step: To identify the links between operational requirements and technical parameters, which
    usually have the focus in the ship acquisition process.
    o Define all the tasks related to the missions in which the ship will be involved.
    o For each task, identify the related Capabilities, and elaborate the relevant Measure Of Effectiveness
    o For each MOE, identify the detailed parameters (Measures of Performance-MOPs), which
    contribute to the realization of the MOE.
  • 3st step: To identify a range of feasible technical solutions able to satisfy the operational requirements, guaranteeing the achievement of all MOEs and MOPs.
    o Define and analyse several alternative ship configurations able to satisfy the MOEs and MOPs
    already defined.
    o Execute multi objective trade-off resolution on all identified solution alternatives to define the
    optimal choice.


1. Better fidelity & robusteness of the warship concept: having a software platform with a unique centralization of data.
2. Multi-disciplinary trade-off Analysis: integrating ship architecture aspects, with operational capabilities and cost.
3. Time reduction: accelerate concept innovation and reduce the creation of a new warship concept significantly.
4. Flexible: possibility for the user to define operational scenarios characterized by different levels of detail.
5. Configurable: the user can manage the ships database and set up his own statistical analyses.