Developing tools for mission engineering analysis during hurricane preparation and operations
Christopherson, Sean R.
Hernandez, Alejandro S.
Regnier, Eva D.
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The Marine Forces Reserve Headquarters Training Centers (MFRHTC) located along the southeastern United States coastline must make timely and appropriate decisions regarding hurricane preparation operations when they are threatened by tropical cyclones. In response to a request from the Marine Forces Reserve Headquarters to help their MFRHTCs prepare, the Naval Postgraduate School and the Center for Educational Design, Development, and Distribution are developing a location specific hurricane decision simulator (HDS) for the MFRHTC in Hialeah, Florida. The purpose of this thesis is to identify the types of information and resources necessary for hurricane preparations operations and form a conceptual design for a database support system (DBSS) that will enable the required information to be collected, stored, and accessed by the HDS. Mission engineering analysis, systems engineering, and the military decision-making process are used to evaluate and analyze the information, resources, and decisions that the commander of the MFRHTC must make in preparation for a hurricane. The results of this thesis detail a conceptual design, functional baseline for the DBSS, specify the information and resources requirements for the DBSS, and illustrate the decision logic of the HDS for the MFRHTC in Hialeah.
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