Accession Number : ADA300150

Title :   Probability of Detection and Classification using USCG Surveillance. Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis for Selected International Ice Patrol Mission Alternatives. Annex C.

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

Corporate Author : EER SYSTEMS CORP VIENNA VA

Personal Author(s) : Armacost, Robert L.

PDF Url : ADA300150

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : This report is Interim Report Volume 3 for the Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis for Ice Patrol Mission Analysis Study. This report examines the probability of detection and classification using USCG surveillance. The various studies of the performance of the AN/APS-135 SLAR system have provided empirical data on which estimates of the probability of detection of various ice targets can be based. Using those results, estimates of the probability of detection, adjusted for operator misinterpretations and misclassifications, were computed and used in a model to estimate search effectiveness and system effectiveness for ice target types. The available study on the AN/APS-137 FLAR system was insufficient to permit a comparable analysis. However, rough estimates of overall FLAR search and system effectiveness were computed. Both the system effectiveness and the search effectiveness for the FLAR system were less than that for the SLAR system. (AN)

Descriptors :   *PATROLLING, *ICEBERGS, *SIDE LOOKING RADAR, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, OCEAN SURFACE, PROBABILITY, RADAR TRACKING, RADAR IMAGES, BACKSCATTERING, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, DATA ACQUISITION, RADAR CLUTTER, AREA COVERAGE, REMOTE DETECTION, SEARCH RADAR, OCEAN SURVEILLANCE, SEA ICE, SEA CLUTTER, FORWARD LOOKING, PATROL AIRCRAFT.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE