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Coast Guard Coastal Patrol Boat communications demand: an economic approach

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Authors
Stock, Curtis A.
Subjects
Demand
Marginal cost
Marginal benefit
Demand forecasting
Coast Guard Coastal Patrol Boat
Advisors
Gates, William R.
Date of Issue
1991-06
Date
June 1991
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
The Coast Guard is examining the requirements for a new Coastal Patrol Boat to replace the aging POINT class patrol boat. The communications capabilities of the new vessel class is of particular interest to its designers. The purpose of this thesis is to analyze the ship/shore data communications need as perceived by the operators. The theoretical framework of the study is based on economic theory and demand forecasting. Communications needs are estimated through a survey of operators both afloat and ashore with experience in the present POINT class patrol boat. Several implementation considerations are presented which, although not directly affecting the communications requirements, are important factors to the survey respondents. Three levels of service, or tiers, are then offered to meet the ship/shore communications needs identified in this study.
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Thesis
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Department
Department of Administrative Sciences
Other Units
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Format
67 p.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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