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Analysis of IIP Data Processing Requirements. Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis for Selected International Ice Patrol Mission Alternatives. Annex L.

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Final rept. Jul 94-Jul 95,

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This report is Interim Report Volume 12 for the Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis for Ice Patrol Mission Analysis Study. The International Ice Patrol uses a set at integrated models with interactive analysis to evaluate reported iceberg sighting information and estimate the current positions at all known icebergs that may impact North Atlantic shipping. The objective at this model is to provide timely, accurate, and relevant information to the mariner regarding the location ot icebergs. The models rely on environmental and sighting data that is first acquired, and then processed to provide ice bulletins and charts on a regular basis. The IIP has a continuing need for improved data acquisition and information processing capability. Substantial improvements can be made in the accuracy and timeliness at iceberg position information by means at an automated data acquisition system. The approved Airborne Tactical Work Station, modified to meet Commander, IIPs performance requirements, will satisfy this need. In order to maintain a capability to satisfy current processing requirements and simultaneously satisfy future requirements, it is recommended that the Canadian Ice Services Integrated System be installed. The RCP estimates the FY 1997 cost to be 322,000 and the FY 1998 costs to be 12,000. These costs cover, equipment, software, and system training. AN

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  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

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