A SEARCH AND RESCUE SIMULATION MODEL FOR THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. VOLUME 1. EXECUTIVE LEVEL DOCUMENTATION

An inter-disciplinary team, comprised of members of the staff of the Technical Analysis Division of the Bureau of Standards and representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard, has developed a Search and Rescue Simulation Model (SARSIM). Actual or projected values are used for such parameters as location of Coast Guard stations; types, deployments and capabilities of resources; manning levels; case loads; and resource assignment policies. Computer runs of the model can then provide rapid and realistic simulations of the Search and Rescue (SAR) process, supplying as output appraisals of the degree to which satisfactory service is provided, utilization of individual resources and resource types, average length of time for cases awaiting service, etc. SARSIM thus represents a powerful managerial tool with which Coast Guard planners and decision makers can economically and expeditiously explore the likely effects of proposed major changes in allocation or mode of operation. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Volume 2, AD-735407 Volume 3, AD-735413 Volume 4, AD-735414 Volume 5, AD-735415 Appendix A, AD-735416 Appendix B, AD-735417
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Bureau of Standards

    Gaithersburg, MD  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Penn, R T
    • Leight, W G
  • Publication Date: 1971-6-18

Media Info

  • Pagination: 34 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: I

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00033690
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NBS-10430
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1973 12:00AM