A Simulation Model for Assessing WRSK Capability at Unit Level.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTIC S
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This thesis proposes a simulation for evaluating aircraft War Readiness Spares Kits WRSKs. The authors suggest that a simulator model could assist unit commanders in reporting the WRSKs capability in the monthly War Reserve Materiel Rating System Report RCSHAF-LGYM7108 Report. The model uses AFLC statistics to predict the WRSKs capability to support the flying hour program. Consumption of spares and condemnation of RRR remove, repair, and replace assets occur randomly. Cannibalization occurs whenever assets are available if an aircraft can be made fully mission capable. The simulation is run several times to collect statistics for many purposes. This information is used to produce a graph which compares the required flying hour program to the predicted capability. Specific information is available for several indicators, including common grounding and frequently cannibalized spares. The model has the ability to evaluate the WRSK against sortie surge requirements and, with minor modifications, several other conditions including sortie density, bare base capability, and aircraft attrition. Lack of information prevented the model from linking LRUs to SRUs and distinguishing between flyable and grounding items. Modification of the model could be made to accommodate those features if information becomes available. Author
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