MODELING THE SERVICE QUALITY OF CONSOLIDATED COAST GUARD 500 KHZ OPERATIONS
A study was made of the U.S. Coast Guard's 500 kHz radio distress watch on the West Coast to determine if consolidation of the operation would produce unacceptable delays in service. The problem was recognized as a single server queueing system. Discussion of the general principles of queueing theory along with its application to the specific problem is provided. A FORTRAN program was developed to handle a range of single server queueing problems. The computer program was used to stimulate the 500 kHz radio watch operation and to make predictions about the service quality when several stations are consolidated. Positive recommendations based on the output are provided.
- Sponsored in part by Coast Guard, Washington, D.C. Paper copy also available from GPO.
Institute for Telecommunication ScienceOffice of Telecommunications, 325 Broadway
Boulder, CO USA 80302
United States Coast Guard2100 Second Street, SW
Washington, DC USA 20593
- Vandermade, D W
- Publication Date: 1975-4
- Pagination: 101 p.
- TRT Terms: Computer programs; Distress signals; Performance evaluations; Radio; Safety; Simulation; Telecommunications; Traffic; Transportation
- Identifier Terms: FORTRAN (Computer program language); United States Coast Guard
- Old TRIS Terms: Radio operators
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Safety and Human Factors; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00092085
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: OTR-75-61
- Files: NTIS
- Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM