Accession Number:

ADA011987

Title:

Simulating Maintenance Manning for New Weapon Systems: Building and Operating a Simulation Model

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 71-May 74

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Report Date:

1974-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

141.0

Abstract:

There is a need for a more responsive method for predicting maintenance manpower requirements for aircraft systems during development. This method should provide early estimates for use in trade offs and evaluations, and should be sensitive to the ways in which the new aircraft will be employed. A maintenance manpower simulation model was developed. In using the model, early estimates of maintenance task data for the new aircraft are based on Air Force experience with comparable subsystems and equipment on existing aircraft, factored for the new design and environment. These data are meshed with a detailed operations scenario and support concept assumptions in a model run on the Logistics Composite Model LCOM simulation program. The simulation output is iterated and analyzed in post-processor programs whose final output is a complete basic manning authorization document. This entire effort is reported in a five volume technical report. This volume II describes the procedures developed to build a maintenance simulation data base for a new aircraft, to run it with the Logistics Composite Model LCOM computer program, and to use the results to predict the maintenance manning required for a new aircraft flying a specific operations scenario. Computer programming knowledge is not necessary to follow and apply this instruction. The procedures presented have been tested and used at the Aeronautical Systems Division of Air Force Systems Command in building and operating simulation models of A-10 and A-7 aircraft.

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE