RESULTS OF CANADIAN SHIPBORNE NIGHT SEARCH EXPERIMENTS

In the fall of 1987, a marine shipborne search and rescue detection experiment was carried out off the coast of Nova Scotia, using the Canadian Coast Guard ship SIR WILLIAM ALEXANDER. U.S. Coast Guard visual search methodology was employed. The targets to be detected were 4- and 6-man liferafts. Night searches for the rafts were carried out under two conditions: (1) the liferafts were illuminated, and observers used no visual aids; and (2) the liferafts were not illuminated, while observers used night vision goggles. The paper presents and analyzes the results of this search and rescue experiment.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference paper
  • Authors:
    • Bryant, D
    • Dawe, B R
    • Finlayson, D
  • Conference:
    • Oceans '88
    • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
    • Date: 1988-10-30 to 1988-11-2
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 5p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00657007
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM