The results of this study include a survey of the current means used at the Group Office and Station levels for operational communications and control. Also included are current administration and management procedures employed at the Group and Station level. It was concluded that a need exists for a computer-based control and communication system capable of storing and processing information related to Search and Rescue (SAR) missions. Projection of SAR workloads in the 1978-86 time period indicates the need for improving operational effectiveness of SAR operations. A requirements study for a Control and Communications System was performed. A system concept is presented that involves development of a real-time Group SAR data base that would be for operational management of SAR resources, and for preparation of record messages and administration reports. A system concept for Search Planning and Contgrol of 41' and 44' station boats is described. The boat position is monitored by rebroadcast of digitized LORAN-C coordinates to Group Operations Center. The boat position and track history are used by the Group Operations Center to direct the execution of search operations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Authors:
    • Ellsworth, T P
    • Serstad, W H
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 206 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00199037
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FWD79-2047, USCG-D-01-79
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-75280-A
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Nov 7 2003 12:00AM