Accession Number : ADA559174


Title :   Analysis of KC-46 Live-Fire Risk Mitigation Program Testing


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


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


Personal Author(s) : Chamberlain, Chad N


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a559174.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 89


Abstract : Increased emphasis from the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) over the past few years to include statistical rigor in all testing has brought an augmented look at testing across the Department of Defense. This thesis examines the methodology currently used in live fire testing, particularly in the case of risk mitigation of the KC-46 dry-bay fire test program. The thesis addresses gaps within the methodology and analyzes the results of a statistically rigorous test. The research furthers work on modeling the characterization of ballistic impact flash by validating concurrent models and characterizing the errors prone to these models as a function of time and input factors.


Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT FIRES , *ARMOR PIERCING AMMUNITION , *FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE) , *IMPACT FLASH , *INCENDIARY PROJECTILES , *METHODOLOGY , *TANKER AIRCRAFT , *TEST AND EVALUATION , ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE , BALLISTICS , EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN , PENETRATION , PROBABILITY , REGRESSION ANALYSIS , RISK , SURVIVABILITY , THESES , VALIDATION


Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft
      Statistics and Probability
      Pyrotechnics
      Explosions
      Ballistics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE