Accession Number : AD0698483

Title :   LOCAL OPERATING SYSTEM COUNTERMEASURES MODEL.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Hendry,R. N. ; Wilkerson,Dora B.

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : The objective of the research is to define a local civil defense model suitable for component system evaluation. This model description is recommended for use as the basis for programming a computer based countermeasures model. The overall analytical framework requires a time-phased set of problems which are defined by a damage assessment model. These problems are formed into sets of problems affecting specific resources. The set of problems is solved by formulating an operation (a set of functions) which will enable not only the survival of resources but will also minimize the level of injury or damage to them. Benefits are measured by determining the changes in population status (including civil defense personnel) as achieved by each operation and each function. Readiness is measured for each operation and countermeasures team by recording their abilities to respond to problem demands. Benefits are accumulated and readiness is summed over time in order to clearly indicate the subsystem's ability to achieve its functional mission. One of the more significant features of the model is that it will permit each local civil defense research task group to participate in the total local system evaluation. Provision is made in the model for submodels which will incorporate the essential characteristics of component research tasks as they pertain to the local operating system. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CIVIL DEFENSE, OPERATIONAL READINESS), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), POPULATION, LOGISTICS, TRANSPORTATION, POWER SUPPLIES

Subject Categories : Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE