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

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 and D program. The recommended program was to consider likely future demands on USCG surveillance capabilities and develop a time-phased program which would allow the Coast Guard to respond to changing demands in a timely fashion. Thus the first phase of the analysis concentrated on identifying and assessing the impact of future trends and events which could affect surveillance requirements. A list of potential events relevant to Coast Guard surveillance requirements was developed. These major events were then evaluated via a Delphi, with the participation of experts in a variety of appropriate fields. Once the relative importance of each surveillance requirement was established, a survey of current and future available technology was undertaken, to determine current development status, current level of application, pace of development, efficacy in meeting each surveillance requirement. Using cross-relevance matrices, 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. The result was a determination of the relative importance of the technologies for Coast Guard research and development.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, AD-A070 895.
  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

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    Washington, DC  USA  20593
  • Authors:
    • Cetron, M J
    • McFadden, C F
    • Landua, O H
    • Sugarek, S E
    • Ferraiolo, R A
  • Publication Date: 1979-4

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  • Pagination: 126 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198982
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-D-10-79-VOL-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-836036-A
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Nov 7 2002 12:00AM