Accession Number : AD0428596


Title :   CIVIL DEFENSE PUBLIC ALERT AND WARNING BY RADIO.


Descriptive Note : Interim rept. no. 1,


Corporate Author : RADIO CORP OF AMERICA NEW YORK DEFENSE ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS


Personal Author(s) : Siegel,L


Report Date : 04 Nov 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 1


Abstract : Th use of radio for alerting and warning the public of civil defense emergencies is shown to be technically feasible at a per capita expenditure of less than $10. Standard broadcast radio is the basis of the warning element and either standard broadcast or low frequency radio is the basis of the alert element. Several optional system configurations are described, of different cost and effectiveness, to realize rapid and responsive public warning by radio. A program is recommended to carry on the development of a comprehensive radio warning system, based on the use of the public's broadcast radio receivers operated in conjunction with alert receivers to be provided. (Author)


Descriptors :   COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS , CIVIL DEFENSE , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , OPERATIONS RESEARCH , ELECTRONIC COUNTERMEASURES , RELIABILITY , RADIO BROADCASTING , WARNING SYSTEMS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE