Accession Number : AD0715415

Title :   Automated Attack-Effects Information Systems-1.

Descriptive Note : Final reply.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Strunk,Robert W. ; Colah,Manchi S.

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 131

Abstract : The study sets forth preliminary design concepts and configurations for an automated system for detecting, measuring, and reporting the effects of nuclear weapon bursts. Measured blast overpressure and gamma radiation levels are correlated for read-out from the system as basic operating situations (defined in the Federal Civil Defense Guide). Ways are discussed for using the nation's telecommunications network to interconnect sensor, data collection and computer stations into an operable system at lowest cost. Hardware and operating costs are estimated for three alternatives of national coverage (skeletal, moderate, and extensive) for addition of the system to existing civil defense facilities. Tentative models are developed for ascertaining weapon burst parameters from system data output. A developmental test is outlined for validating system concepts and the tentative models and for simulating overall operations prior to system adoption and finalization of design. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CIVIL DEFENSE, DATA PROCESSING), (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL), RADIATION EFFECTS, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, DETECTORS, RADIATION MONITORS, FALLOUT, GAMMA EMISSION, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, OPERATION

Subject Categories : Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE