Accession Number:

AD0603216

Title:

LOCAL CIVIL DEFENSE SYSTEMS: A STUDY OF COUNTERFORCE DEFENSE SYSTEMS METHODOLOGY APPLIED TO TUCSON, ARIZONA AND ENVIRONS

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON ENGINEERING RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-06-04

Pagination or Media Count:

180.0

Abstract:

A pilot study of specified counterforce defense systems applied to Tucson, Arizona, and its environs is presented. Using data on targeting, weapons system parameters, and nuclear effects supplied by the Office of Civil Defense, the report attempts to a define the attack consequences on the pilot study area and its environs including the interaction of the uses of multiple weapons, disturbed airflow effects and fallout climatology b develop a detailed set of plans for a variety of feasible shelter systems based on a cost-effectiveness analysis and c identify the training requirements of the proposed protective systems. The contract was conducted in phases which corresponded closely to the following a Targeting analysis, b Pertinent surveys, c Load predictions, d Evaluations of surveys and loads on shelter requirements, e Conception of feasible shelter systems, f Evaluation of feasible systems, g Cost- effectiveness analysis, and h Identification of training requirements.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE