Accession Number : ADA300152

Title :   Identification of Alternatives for Phase 2 Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis. Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis for Selected International Ice Patrol Mission Alternatives. Annex B.

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

Corporate Author : EER SYSTEMS CORP VIENNA VA

Personal Author(s) : Armacost, Robert L.

PDF Url : ADA300152

Report Date : NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : This report is Interim report Volume 2 for the Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis for Ice Patrol Mission Analysis Study. This report details the development of the alternatives that were considered by the Coast Guard, discusses the evaluation criteria and evaluation process used to select alternatives for further analysis. and identifies the specific alternatives that are to be examined in detail in Phase II of the study as determined by the Program Manager at the Alternatives Selection Meeting on October 14,1994. A number of alternatives were considered with respect to management of the IIP, models used by the IIP, data acquisition and processing, and surveillance/detection/ classification concerns as they impact the IIP mission of determining and disseminating the Limits of all Known Ice. Criteria of technical feasibility, likelihood of accomplishing the mission element, and reasonable cost were used as discriminators, along with the imperative to select three alternatives. (AN)

Descriptors :   *PATROLLING, *COAST GUARD OPERATIONS, *ICEBERGS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, DATA PROCESSING, POSITION(LOCATION), MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, COST EFFECTIVENESS, OCEAN SURFACE, MISSION PROFILES, RADAR IMAGES, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, DATA ACQUISITION, INTERNATIONAL, REMOTE DETECTION, OCEAN SURVEILLANCE, SEA ICE, SIDE LOOKING RADAR, ICE REPORTING, NEWFOUNDLAND(PROVINCE).

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE