Accession Number : AD0449943

Title :   A BASIC APPROACH TO THE SELECTION OF RANGE SAFETY PROGRAMS,

Corporate Author : PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE POINT MUGU CA

Personal Author(s) : Bellaschi, J. J. ; Leake, L. A. ; Stroud, J. M.

Report Date : 22 OCT 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This report presents a broad approach to quantifying the decision-making process of selecting from among range safety programs. No attempt is made to analyze a specific range probelm or to develop a mathematical model. Decision-making rules must be formulated, and decisions relating to the values of life and expected cost of same must be made before a range safety program is adopted. Economic cost categories, both tangible and intangible, must be considered. Total cost must be measured, including its four cost elements: range safety program costs, range user costs, casualty and property damage costs, and intangible losses from accidents. The level of attainment of accident prevention is an additional consideration. A comparison of the cost and effectiveness levels presents a methodology for selecting from among possible range safety programs. This methodology considers total cost as the sensitive factor in the adoption of a final policy. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GUIDED MISSILE RANGES, GUIDED MISSILE SAFETY), OPERATIONS RESEARCH, DECISION MAKING, COSTS, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE