CIVIL DEFENSE OPERATING SYSTEM SYNTHESIS: COUNTERMEASURES MODEL.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE INST DURHAM N C OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND ECONOMICS DIV
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Synthesis of a compatible local civil defense system involves a definition of the missions, operations, components, organization, performance characteristics, and benefits outputs to an appropriate level of detail. The synthesized structure is designed to solve in a dynamic way an allocation problem involving resource consumption and deployment strategies. The basic countermeasures model concept is described showing its relationship to the targets unit areas and the problem-solving demands occurring within them. Measures of countermeasure benefits are indicated as outputs from the model. Benefits are viewed as the gain measured by the difference between resource losses resulting from competing countermeasures. System operating cycles, information flow, and the general countermeasure model analytical process are described briefly to clarify this approach to system evaluation. Local and national model interrelationships are identified in order to insure compatibility with national model development studies. Author
- Operations Research
- Civil Defense