USCG ASSET ALLOCATION MODELING

Details

Center Center for Visualization and Data Analytics at Rutgers University (CCICADA) and Purdue University (VACCINE)
Keyword
  • USCG
  • Asset allocation
  • Optimization models
  • USCG missions
Documents
Link
Website http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/vaccine/
Contact Fred S. Roberts, CCICADA Director, (froberts@ccicada.org), James Wojtowicz, CCICADA Managing Director, (wojtowic@ccicada.org, ), vaccine@purdue.edu

Overview

Part of the Coastal Operation Analytical Suite of Tools (COAST)*, the Boat Allocation Module (BAM) project was a joint effort between the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and the Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analytics (CCICADA) at Rutgers University. The BAM model is a decision-making tool that helps USCG analysts optimize the allocation of boats at individual boat stations by maximizing the use of limited resources to best address mission requirements.

 "MY OFFICE HAS BEEN EXTREMELY PLEASED WITH THE PROGRESS IN DEVELOPING THE BOAT ALLOCATION MODULE. YOU AND YOUR STAFF, INCLUDING THE GRAD STUDENTS, HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY RESPONSIVE TO ALL OUR REQUESTS. I THINK THE KEY TO THE PROGRESS THUS FAR HAS BEEN THE EXTENT OF THE COLLABORATION THAT HAS OCCURRED. WE HAVE TRIED TO BE PROACTIVE IN OUR SITE VISITS AND PHONE CALLS - WHICH I BELIEVE HAS HELPED TREMENDOUSLY, BUT ONLY BECAUSE CCICADA HAS REMAINED RECEPTIVE AND FLEXIBLE THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS. I LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR PROGRESS."
COMMANDER KEVIN HANSON USCG, CG 771

BAM project deliverables were formally presented to the USCG on January 16, 2013. They include the programming code (both input and output templates), a comprehensive report, a User's Guide, and Verification, Validation and Accreditation documentation. Phase II of the BAM project is refining the model to allow for sharing of boat assets between boat stations.

*COAST was developed by CVADA Co-leads at Rutgers University (CCICADA) and at Purdue University (VACCINE). COAST includes the Boat Allocation Module, Boat Station Search and Rescue Module, and Coast Guard Search and Rescue Visual Analytics (cgSARVA).