Accession Number : AD0878442

Title :   Analytic Methodology for Determining Gross Operational Parameters and System Performance Requirements Relating to Air Force Search Equipment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 4 Aug 69-31 Jan 70 on Phase 1,

Corporate Author : PLANNING RESEARCH CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Buckberg, Morton L. ; Cox, Ellen F. ; Mandel, David R. ; Marchese, Rudolph ; Shiebler, Joseph P.

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : The study presented in this report utilizes operations research techniques to develop an analytical methodology applicable to the definition of the air/ground components of a search system. The methodology specifies elements of the system expressed, whenever possible, in quantitative form. The kernel of the methodology consists of a set of models, submodels, and their interfaces that portray the nature and characteristics of an air-conducted search in terms of equipment and operational demands. Inputs to these models include considerations of both equipment performance characteristics and environmental conditions. Submodels include signal propagation, detection, and search planning. Use of these models leads to the conclusion that there is a critical relationship between search aircraft operating altitude and signal power. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RESCUES, OPERATIONS RESEARCH), SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, DETECTION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, RADIO EQUIPMENT, DIRECTION FINDING, MILITARY OPERATIONS.

Subject Categories : Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE