Accession Number : ADA131715

Title :   Joint Logistics-Over-the-Shore (LOTS) Main Test Automated Data Base Reduction Programs.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 77-Nov 78,


Personal Author(s) : Casey,H ; Green,A

PDF Url : ADA131715

Report Date : Mar 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 416

Abstract : This report describes the automated data base and the programs used for consistency checks and data reduction with Joint Logistics-Over-the-Shore (LOTS) Test and Evaluation Program. The test was conducted at Fort Story, Va. in August, 1977, over a 15-day period. The data were collected by the Joint LOTS Test Directorate. Timings were conducted of containership discharge operations using the barge-temporary container discharge facility and crane-on-deck methods. Operations were divided into four distinct phases with each phase consisting of off-load and retrograde periods, and having varying units and equipment. Phase I was an Army bare beach, quick reaction, non-mobilization scenario. Part II simulated the activities involving a Navy-Marine Corps off-load of an assault follow-on echelon (AFOE). Phase III was a joint operation under mobilization conditions and involved improved beach facilities. Phase IV (also referred to as Phase I(R)) involved a one-day repeat of Phase I in order to assess the effects of more experienced crews. The report mentions voids in the data base and the effects of timing and accuracy of results when analyzing brief events of only 1-2 min. or less. The report cautions that future users of the Joint LOTS Data Base should incorporate error checking routines in any analyses programs in order to correct and/or discard data inconsistencies.

Descriptors :   *Computer programs, *Data bases, *Data reduction, *Logistics support, Data acquisition, Information retrieval, Subroutines, Flow charting, Input output processing, Computer printouts, Data management, Cargo handling, Merchant vessels, Marine transportation, Amphibious operations, Joint military activities, Logistics, Shores, Containerizing, Loading(Handling), Monitoring, Time intervals

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE