Accession Number:

ADA088721

Title:

An Analysis of the Acquisition of Specific Items of Support Equipment for the F100 Engine.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Report Date:

1980-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

123.0

Abstract:

WITH THE ACQUISITION OF HIGHLY SOPHISTICATED WEAPON SYSTEMS, COMPLEX Support Equipment is making a significant impact on the operational readiness and availability of major end items. This study was to analyze the acquisition and provisioning process of two specific pieces of Support Equipment associated with the Pratt and Whitney Aircraft F100 engine the Supervisory Control System SCS Tester and Engine Trim Box ETB. In addition, the Programmable Automated Trim Test System PATTS proposed by PWA as a new generation item of Support Equipment was examined. The objective of this research was to evaluate the acquisition and provisioning process of two existing items of Support Equipment and compare it to an item being considered for procurement at the present time. This was done to determine if the lessons learned from the SCS Tester and ETB were being applied to PATTS. In the authors opinions, the problems encountered with the SCS Tester and ETB were mainly due to inadequate requirements determination, improper source coding, and insufficient application of the Integrated Logistics Support concept. PATTS, though immune to many of these problems, received greater planning and coordination emphasis through the efforts and foresight of a few key individuals. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE