Accession Number : AD0461350


Title :   AIR RAID WARNING IN THE MISSILE ERA


Descriptive Note : Technical paper


Corporate Author : RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA


Personal Author(s) : Wang, Theodore ; Gerber, David ; Eckles, Andrew ; Kossow, Richard ; Ferebee, Brooks


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/461350.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1960


Pagination or Media Count : 98


Abstract : Warning is treated by (a) examining the significance and the requirements of warning in the missile era, (b) examining the whereabouts of persons to be warned, (c) studying existing warning facilities to determine their effectiveness, and (d) recommending improved warning facilities deemed necessary. The present national warning system is regarded as basically unsound in that it provides alerting (coded signaling) and communications (warning information and advice) through two distinct operations that are independently administered and controlled. The present national alerting communications net permits serious transmission delays. Persons in most target cities are indoors over 90% of the time. The present outdoor sirens do not effectively reach persons indoors; nor do the sirens suitably affect those persons reached. A nationwide centrally controlled NEAR (National Emergency Alarm Repeater) system, which could provide effective indoor alerting, is regarded as a significant and urgently needed advance in alerting procedures.


Descriptors :   *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS , *CIVIL DEFENSE , WARNING SYSTEMS , ARMY , PERCEPTION , DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA , COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS , TIME , OPERATIONS RESEARCH


Subject Categories : Civil Defense
      Antimissile Defense Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE