OBJECTIVE ANALYSIS OF OCEANIC DATA FOR COAST GUARD TRAJECTORY MODELS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 21811
Amount: $420,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Applied Mathematics, Inc.
1622 Route 12, Box 637, Gales Ferry, CT, 06335
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. William J. Browning
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Abstract
THE COAST GUARD USED VELOCITY FIELDS FROM VARIOUS OCEAN CIRCULATION MODELS TO PROVIDE INPUT INTO TRAJECTORY MODELS WHICH ARE USED IN SEARCH PLANNING TO DETERMINE SEARCH AREA MOVEMENT. STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES (CALLED OBJECTIVE ANALYSIS), WHICH ARE APPLICATIONS OF THE GAUSS-MARKOV THEOREM, ARE USED BY THE OCEANOGRAPHIC MODELING COMMUNITY TO COMBINE OBSERVATION DATA WITH DYNAMICAL MODELS TO PROVIDE ACCURATE FORECASTS OF OCEAN MOVEMENT. OBJECTIVE ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES CAN BE ADAPTED FOR USE WITH THE COAST GUARD OBSERVATION DATA TO PROVIDE SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN COAST GUARD SEARCH EFFECTIVENESS IN A VARIETY OF MISSION AREAS.

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