Accession Number : ADA300146

Title :   Analysis of IIP Data Processing Requirements. Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis for Selected International Ice Patrol Mission Alternatives. Annex L.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 94-Jul 95,

Corporate Author : EER SYSTEMS CORP VIENNA VA

Personal Author(s) : Armacost, Robert L.

PDF Url : ADA300146

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : This report is Interim Report Volume 12 for the Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis for Ice Patrol Mission Analysis Study. The International Ice Patrol uses a set at integrated models with interactive analysis to evaluate reported iceberg sighting information and estimate the current positions at all known icebergs that may impact North Atlantic shipping. The objective at this model is to provide timely, accurate, and relevant information to the mariner regarding the location ot icebergs. The models rely on environmental and sighting data that is first acquired, and then processed to provide ice bulletins and charts on a regular basis. The IIP has a continuing need for improved data acquisition and information processing capability. Substantial improvements can be made in the accuracy and timeliness at iceberg position information by means at an automated data acquisition system. The approved Airborne Tactical Work Station, modified to meet Commander, IIP's performance requirements, will satisfy this need. In order to maintain a capability to satisfy current processing requirements and simultaneously satisfy future requirements, it is recommended that the Canadian Ice Services Integrated System be installed. The RCP estimates the FY 1997 cost to be $322,000 and the FY 1998 costs to be $12,000. These costs cover, equipment, software, and system training. (AN)

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *DATA PROCESSING, *PATROLLING, *ICEBERGS, POSITION(LOCATION), INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, AUTOMATION, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, DATA MANAGEMENT, COST EFFECTIVENESS, OCEAN SURFACE, REAL TIME, AIRBORNE, RADAR TRACKING, ACCURACY, RADAR IMAGES, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, DATA ACQUISITION, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, WORK STATIONS, RADAR TARGETS, COMPUTER FILES, GEOSTROPHIC CURRENTS, NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN, OCEAN SURVEILLANCE, SEA ICE, SIDE LOOKING RADAR, ICE REPORTING.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE