Accession Number:

AD0735406

Title:

A Search and Rescue Simulation Model for the United States Coast Guard. Volume I. Executive Level Documentation,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-06-18

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

An inter-disciplinary team, comprised of members of the staff of the Technical Analysis Division of the Bureau of Standards and representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard, has developed a Search and Rescue Simulation Model SARSIM. Actual or projected values are used for such parameters as location of Coast Guard stations types, deployments and capabilities of resources manning levels case loads and resource assignment policies. Computer runs of the model can then provide rapid and realistic simulations of the Search and Rescue SAR process, supplying as output appraisals of the degree to which satisfactory service is provided, utilization of individual resources and resource types, average length of time for cases awaiting service, etc. SARSIM thus represents a powerful managerial tool with which Coast Guard planners and decision makers can economically and expeditiously explore the likely effects of proposed major changes in allocation or mode of operation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE