Optimal alignment of search and rescue response posture with historical incident occurrence

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Authors
  1. Kaluzny, B.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, Ottawa ON (CAN)
Abstract
The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) maintain a response posture to Search and Rescue (SAR) operations 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Recently, SAR squadrons maintained a 30-minute response posture (RP30) for 40 hours (hrs) a week per resource (aircraft type): 0800-1600hrs, Monday to Friday, and a 2-hour response posture (RP2hrs) for remaining hours. This report details the data, modelling and analysis for optimizing CAF SAR RP30 hours. Based on recent data, the report presents optimal RP30 schedules that maximize the alignment of CAF SAR response posture with the occurrence of distress or potential distress incidents.

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Keywords
search and rescue;optimization;response posture;integer linear programming
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2014-R12 — Scientific Report
Date of publication
01 Apr 2014
Number of Pages
78
DSTKIM No
CA039186
CANDIS No
539334
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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