AN INVESTIGATION OF POTENTIAL USES OF ANIMALS IN COAST GUARD OPERATIONS

The primary objective of the study was the identification of the capabilities and behavioral characteristics of animals which were potentially useful in assisting the Coast Guard in the fulfillment of its mission requirements and mission performance. Capabilities are identified as olfaction (smell), vision, sound, echolocation, electromagnetism, and chemoreception--for example, the use of dogs, olfactory capabilities to detect explosives. A review of forecasts made for the Coast Guard were used as a background for the conduct of the study. Recommendations are made for a Coast Guard Program to pursue research and development of promising animal system concepts. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Ocean Systems Center

    San Diego, CA  United States 

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Publication Date: 1981-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 254 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00346153
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-D-46-81
  • Contract Numbers: MIPR-Z-70099-9-94823
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 2003 12:00AM