Accession Number : ADA134569

Title :   Measures of Effectiveness for Marine Vehicles for Coast Guard Law Enforcement Missions.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Arrigan,J M ; Pritchett,C W

PDF Url : ADA134569

Report Date : May 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : This report describes an analytical model developed to evaluate the measures of effectiveness of marine vehicles in performing law enforcement missions. An extensive input section enables the model to be sensitive to craft characteristics, environmental factors, tactical decisions, and policy decisions as well as changes in vessel traffic. The model computes a number of MOEs including interdiction rate, tonnage seized, and number of smugglers seized. Extensive output is generated by the model including histograms that present the average times devoted to the various phases of a law enforcement mission and histograms that indicate overload. The model output, especially the histograms, indicate areas in which changes can be made that will improve the MOEs. This information enables the model to be used for sensitivity analysis. An example of a completed run is presented to demonstrate how the model is used. Most of the components of the model have been coded into BASIC and are running on an HP-9845 desktop computer. These algorithms were used to calculate the baseline performance for the sample run and also to compute the sensitivity of the MOE to a range of changes in craft characteristics, environment, and tactics. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Coast Guard ships, *Marine transportation, *Law enforcement, *Missions, *Operational effectiveness, Computer applications, Models, Computer programs, Decision making, Policies, Military tactics, Water traffic, Smuggling, Naval vessels

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Computer Programming and Software
      Marine Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE