Force Management Methods. Task 1 Report. Current Methods
Interim rept. 26 Sep 1977-25 Sep 1978
DAYTON UNIV OH RESEARCH INST
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A state-of-the-art survey was conducted as the initial phase of the preparation of a handbook of methods for accomplishing force management in accordance with the requirements of MIL-STD-1530A. This report presents the results of the survey and summarizes the information gathered from visits to 47 organizations and from a review of pertinent literature. In particular, the current methods for accomplishing individual aircraft tracking loadsenvironment spectra surveys, and force structural maintenance planning are described. Those methods which satisfy MIL-STD-1530A requirements are recommended for inclusion in the handbook. Data collection and data processing methods are reviewed and compared in terms of accuracy and cost. The coordination of the major elements of force management is reviewed with emphasis on the organizational and data analysis interfaces. Specific force management data was collected on all major operational Air Force airplanes and a summary for each is also presented.