A STUDY OF USCG SURVEILLANCE REQUIREMENTS OVER THE NEXT 25 YEARS AND DEVELOPMENT OF A SURVEILLANCE R&D PROGRAM

The objectives of this study were to provide a multimission assessment of possible Coast Guard surveillance requirements over the next 25 years in 5-year increments, and to develop a Coast Guard Surveillance R&D program. The first phase of the analysis concentrated on identifying and assessing the impact of future trends and events that could affect surveillance requirements. A list of potential events relevant to Coast Guard surveillance requirements was developed. A Requirements Model was constructed to quantitatively assess the time-phased, relative importance of each of the identified current and future Coast Guard surveillance requirements, by program and overall. A survey of current and future available technology was undertaken, to determine current development status, current level of application, pace of development, and efficacy in meeting each surveillance requirement. A gap analysis was conducted to determine the efficacy of the technologies, as currently applied and potentially available, in meeting the most important surveillance requirements. A broad program was then structured utilizing the output of the gap analysis and insights gained during the evaluation of technologies.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report; Vol.1-Report; Vol.2-Appendices
  • Corporate Authors:

    Forecasting International Limited

    Arlington, VA  United States 

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Authors:
    • Cetron, M J
    • McFadden, C F
    • Landua, O G
  • Publication Date: 1979-4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00659316
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CG-D-10-79
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-836036-A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM