Accession Number:

ADA110977

Title:

Optimal Placement Model for the B-52G Weapons System Trainer.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

As a result of the Force Modernization Study, the Strategic Air Command will have its first new generation simulator, the Weapons System Trainer WST, available in the beginning of 1982. Because of the highly intensive requirements of B-52 training, it had been determined that each B-52 unit would be equipped with a total WST system. While there is agreement with the strategic implications of individual base location for the WST, the necessity of that decision should be questioned. The original research question directed at G model bases was Can an economically optimum location scheme be determined for the minimum number of WSTs necessary to meet training requirements Consequently, the central objective of this research was the development of a mathematical model which would assure the optimum placement of the WST based on the defined resources, constraints, and economic criteria. The research and generated solutions lend credence to the model as a management tool, in that it permits an objective analysis of alternatives in terms of cost location schemes and number of simulators. It is concluded that the model should provide useful information in future simulator location studies. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Bombers
  • Humanities and History
  • Operations Research
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE