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Accession Number ADA564779
Title Search and Rescue Optimal Planning System.
Publication Date Jul 2010
Media Count 9p
Personal Author J. R. Frost L. D. Stone T. M. Kratzke
Abstract In 1974 the U.S. Coast Guard put into operation its first computerized search and rescue planning system CASP (Computer-Assisted Search Planning) which used a Bayesian approach implemented by a particle filter to produce probability distributions for the location of the search object. These distributions were used for planning search effort. In 2003, the Coast Guard started development of a new decision support system for managing search efforts called Search and Rescue Optimal Planning System (SAROPS). SAROPS has been operational since January, 2007 and is currently the only search planning tool that the Coast Guard uses for maritime searches. SAROPS represents a major advance in search planning technology. This paper reviews the technology behind the tool.
Keywords Bayes theorem
Coast guard
Computer applications
Decision support systems
Monte carlo method
Monte carlo simulation
Particle filters
Probability distribution functions
Sarops(Search and rescue optimal planning system)
Search and rescue

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 62B - Computer Software
57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
Corporate Author Metron, Inc., Reston, VA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Conference paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number N/A

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