Accession Number : ADA259683


Title :   A Methodology for Model Comparison Using the Theater Simulation of Airbase Resources and All Mobile Tactical Air Force Models


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Hicks, Heston R ; Long, Lawrence L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259683.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 183


Abstract : This research compares the Theater Simulation of Airbase Resources (TSAR) model to the sortie generation (SORGEN) module of the AH Mobile Tactical Air Force (AMTAF) model, qualitatively and quantitatively, while concurrently developing and proving a model co methodology. The qualitative analysis compares the models' background and documentation, features and databases, and useability. The quantitative analysis statistically compares the models' estimates of sorties generated. For the quantitative study, eight variables are chosen and assigned high and low values for use in a 2' 1/4 fractional factorial experimental design. Equivalent input databases are developed from a TSAR F-15C database and pilot trials are run to test the factor levels and assess variability. Finally, 64 experimental trials are run and paired differences of the results are tested to determine the statistical equivalence of the models. Results reveal notable differences in the models, both qualitative and quantitative. Further research is needed to analyze the quantitative differences. The qualitative differences are believed due primarily to differences in the models' designed fidelity. The methodology developed provides a functional framework for model comparison and is improved for use in future research.


Descriptors :   *SIMULATION , *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS , *TACTICAL AIR COMMAND , *RESOURCES , TEST AND EVALUATION , DATA BASES , QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS , EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN , PILOTS , ESTIMATES , BACKGROUND , QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS , VALUE , MOBILE , THESES , COMPARISON , MODELS , AIR FORCE , METHODOLOGY , INPUT


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE