A SUMMARY OF 1968 DEVELOPMENT PLANNING SUPPORT STUDIES FOR THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD NATIONAL DATA BUOY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
TRAVELERS RESEARCH CORP HARTFORD CT
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The summary report gives an overview of the 1968 activities and accomplishments for development planning studies in support of the USCG National Data Buoy Development Project NDBDP. The five reports summarized here are intended to provide background for undertaking contract definition, testing of off-the-shelf hardware, and other system development efforts. The specific areas of research summarized are Determination of the applicability of NDBS to refined national requirements for marine meteorological and oceanographic data Establishment of the characteristics of NDBS and their impact on the use of collected data and the observation of natural phenomena Preparation of an essay on the cost effectiveness sensitivity of NDBS Development of computer programs for National Data Buoy Systems simulation and cost models and Analysis of deployment ship cruise strategies and costs for deployment of NDBS for various numbers of buoys and locations throughout the northern hemisphere. The reader interested in even greater detail is referred to the reports themselves.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Computer Systems