Simulating Maintenance Manning for New Weapon Systems: Maintenance Manpower Matrix Program. Volume VI.
Final rept. 1 Jul 72-15 Sep 75,
AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TEX
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There is a need for a more responsive method for predicting maintenance manpower requirments 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 assumption 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 basis manning authorization document. This entire effort is reported in a 6-volume technical report. This volume documents the computer program which is used in the final stage of the miantenance manpower simulation process. It integrates direct work center manning output from a simulation run. The output is a graphic presentation of the manpower demands compiled across a 24-hour day, depicting the number of demands for any given hour of a day. The program may be exercised to obtain demands for any proposed flying rate within the stimulated range. The methodology and models have been successfully applied on the A-10 program and are being implemented on other aeronautical systems in or entering development. Work is underway, in conjunction with Air Force Logistics Command, to incorporate this methodology into a system for total logistics trade-offs and life cycle costing. Author
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