Accession Number : ADA516952


Title :   A Simulation Based Methodology to Examine the B-1B's AN/ALQ-161 Maintenance Process


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


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


Personal Author(s) : Garza, Ricardo R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a516952.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 81


Abstract : This thesis looks at the maintenance procedures associated with the defensive electronic counter measure (ECM) system on the B-1B, designated the AN/ALQ-161. Computer simulation of the current line-replaceable-unit (LRU) maintenance network for Ellsworth AFB and Dyess AFB is modeled. In addition, two hypothetical repair networks are proposed and analyzed. This research considers the applicability of this type of computer simulation, using ARENA software to study the AN/ALQ-161 repair system. The contribution of this research is a discrete simulation methodology specific to the AN/ALQ-161 LRU repair line. Two response variables of interest were addressed, work-in-process and machine utilization. A total of 20 different repair scenarios were analyzed for the three different LRU networks simulated. A best-case scenario is selected from each model and the results are compared to one another.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , *REPAIR , *ELECTRONIC COUNTERMEASURES , *MAINTENANCE , NETWORKS , THESES , VARIABLES , RESPONSE , METHODOLOGY , SIMULATION , SCENARIOS , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , DEFENSE SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Countermeasures


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE