Accession Number : AD1016960

Title :   Optimal Alignment of Search and Rescue Response Posture with Historical Incident Occurrence

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : DRDC - Centre for Operational Research and Analysis Ottawa ON

Personal Author(s) : Kaluzny,Bohdan L

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Report Date : 01 Apr 2014

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) maintain a response posture to Search and Rescue (SAR) operations 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Recently, SAR squadrons maintained a 30-minute response posture (RP30) for 40 hours (hrs) a week per resource (aircraft type):0800-1600hrs, Monday to Friday, and a 2-hour response posture (RP2hrs) for remaining hours. This report details the data, modeling and analysis for optimizing CAF SAR RP30 hours. Based on recent data, the report presents optimal RP30 schedules that maximize the alignment of CAFSAR response posture with the occurrence of distress or potential distress incidents.

Descriptors :   search and rescue , Optimization , Linear programming

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE