Accession Number : ADA303257

Title :   Cost and Effectiveness Analysis Modeling for Demining Operations.

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

Corporate Author : SYSTEM PLANNING CORP ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Buc, Steven M. ; Tillery, George C.

PDF Url : ADA303257

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : This study's objectives were to assess the cost and operational effectiveness of state-of-the-art and emerging demining technologies, and to quantify the remaining challenges and potential benefits of developing new technologies. Its goals were to: (1) understand current demining operations and techniques; (2) identify the key cost and operational parameters which affect demining; (3) model demining operations and quantify the current methods in terms of these parameters; and (4) using this modeling tool, identify shortcomings and project potential improvements which could be provided by various new systems and technologies. All study objectives were met. A detailed tradeoff analysis was performed on a Mozambique demining scenario, using a variety of demining techniques and processes. Computer modeling results were in close agreement with reported field experiences, in terms of mine clearance rates, costs, and casualties. The computer model source code listing is provided. (MM)

Descriptors :   *MINE CLEARANCE, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, ROBOTICS, STATE OF THE ART, MINE COUNTERMEASURES, MINEFIELDS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, COSTS, CASUALTIES, TRADE OFF ANALYSIS, LAND MINES, METAL DETECTORS, EXPLOSIVES DETECTION, MINE NEUTRALIZATION, MILITARY DOGS.

Subject Categories : Land Mine Warfare
      Magnetic & Electric Fld Detection & Detectors
      Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE