Accession Number : ADA229459


Title :   Staging Options for the Air Force's Electronic Combat Test Capability: a Cost Analysis


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Landino, Jr, Joseph J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a229459.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 89


Abstract : This study's purpose was to identify the lowest cost aircraft staging base(s) for the Air Force's proposed Electronic Combat Test Capability (ECTC). The ICTC will be an electronic simulation of a Soviet integrated air defense sector. If constructed, the ECTC would be located at the Utah Test and Training Range. A literature review revealed that there has been a need for a test capability like the ECTC since the Vietnam War era. To find the lowest cost aircraft staging base(s), a 25 year life cycle cost analysis (CA) was performed for the sponsoring agency, the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC). The CA evaluated six staging alternatives that were identified by AFOTEC. Two significant portions of the CA were to aircraft mission workload projected for the 25 year life cycle. The CA revealed that the lowest cost staging option was to stage aircraft operations from their home bases instead of constructing a new or modifying an existing base.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *TEST FACILITIES , *COST ANALYSIS , ELECTRONIC WARFARE , WARFARE , AIR FORCE , ECONOMIC ANALYSIS , AIRCRAFT , AIR FORCE RESEARCH , TRAINING , LITERATURE SURVEYS , THESES , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , MISSIONS , LIFE CYCLE COSTS , LIFE CYCLES , WORKLOAD , STAGING , VIETNAM , ELECTRONICS , UTAH , TEST AND EVALUATION , SIMULATION


Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE