Accession Number : AD0722427

Title :   Design of a Computer Assisted Coastal Information System. Phase III. Modeling the Navy Ecosystem.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 12 Jan 70-21 Apr 71,

Corporate Author : URS SYSTEMS CORP FALLS CHURCH VA MATRIX RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Campbell,Robert D. ; Roark,A. L.

Report Date : 21 APR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : In this research effort our goal has been to determine what kind of information system about coastal areas would meet some large spectrum of Navy needs. In previous reports we reached the conclusion that to accomplish this goal we would need to construct some kind of model of the Navy ecosystem. We suggested that the bases for such a model be real information from the Navy's record of interactions among coastal environments, Navy weapons systems, and basic Navy functions. We therefore used as source data the reports and publications of Navy activities associated with design, development, test, and evaluation of weapons systems and their components. Our objective was to describe the Navy ecosystem in rigorous enough fashion that our model would provide the logic for a coastal information system. Our model is therefore expressed in three ways: verbally, mathematically, and in information systems terms. The purpose of all these expressions of the same model is to provide the bases for an aggregating, integrating process which will relate environment to naval weapons systems in terms of naval functions. We believe that the structure we have described provides the framework for information systems not only for Navy but also for a wide gamut of evaluation and design activities which concern the man-environment interaction. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TERRAIN INTELLIGENCE, *AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS), (*COASTAL REGIONS, TERRAIN INTELLIGENCE), ECOLOGY, PLANNING, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, SHIP STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS, SHIP AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT, AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, GEOGRAPHY, INTERACTIONS, CLIMATE, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE