Accession Number : AD0681273

Title :   CIVIL DEFENSE OPERATING SYSTEM SYNTHESIS: COUNTERMEASURES MODEL.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : RESEARCH TRIANGLE INST DURHAM N C OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND ECONOMICS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Hendry,Robert N.

Report Date : OCT 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : Synthesis of a compatible local civil defense system involves a definition of the missions, operations, components, organization, performance characteristics, and benefits (outputs) to an appropriate level of detail. The synthesized structure is designed to solve in a dynamic way an allocation problem involving resource consumption and deployment strategies. The basic countermeasures model concept is described showing its relationship to the target's unit areas and the problem-solving demands occurring within them. Measures of countermeasure benefits are indicated as outputs from the model. Benefits are viewed as the gain measured by the difference between resource losses resulting from competing countermeasures. System operating cycles, information flow, and the general countermeasure model analytical process are described briefly to clarify this approach to system evaluation. Local and national model interrelationships are identified in order to insure compatibility with national model development studies. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CIVIL DEFENSE, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COUNTERMEASURES, MISSION PROFILES, FLOW CHARTING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, COSTS

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE