Accession Number : ADA300144

Title :   Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis for Selected International Ice Patrol Mission Alternatives.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 94-Jul95,

Corporate Author : EER SYSTEMS CORP VIENNA VA

Personal Author(s) : Armacost, Robert L.

PDF Url : ADA300144

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : This report presents the results of a cost and operational effectiveness analysis (COEA) of selected mission alternatives for the International Ice Patrol. The analysis reviewed new technology and management opportunities for improvement and identified selected management, technology, and operational alternatives for which a detailed COEA was conducted. Management alternatives included assigning day-to-day management responsibility for the IIP mission to Canada and to the National Ice Center. Key technology alternatives included a detailed sensitivity analysis of the iceberg drift and deterioration models and development of a risk modeling approach along with data acquisition and data processing improvements. The operations alternatives included surveillance contracted to Canada, surveillance managed through the National Ice Center, and improved radar capabilities for Coast Guard surveillance. The report includes a comprehensive cost analysis of the various alternatives required to meet current performance standards and an analysis of the cost reimbursement system. The report is supported by thirteen annexes, each of which is issued as a separate technical report.

Descriptors :   *PATROLLING, *ICEBERGS, *SIDE LOOKING RADAR, DATA PROCESSING, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, OCEAN CURRENTS, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, RISK, COST EFFECTIVENESS, MONITORING, COST ANALYSIS, AIRBORNE, RESOLUTION, RADAR TRACKING, RADAR IMAGES, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, DRIFT, MISSIONS, DATA ACQUISITION, INTERNATIONAL, DETERIORATION, MARINE METEOROLOGY, AREA COVERAGE, DAILY OCCURRENCE, REMOTE DETECTION, SEARCH RADAR, OCEAN SURVEILLANCE, SEA ICE, COAST GUARD, VISUAL SURVEILLANCE, PATROL AIRCRAFT, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, ICE REPORTING, NEWFOUNDLAND(PROVINCE).

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE