Analysis of the Army Medical Evacuation Support System in Forward Combat Areas
AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB
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A systems simulation approach was used to study the capability of the medical evacuation system using the recently developed high Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle HMMWV. The study investigated the ground evacuation capability in a Light infantry brigade area of a combat zone. Using Simulation for Alternative Modeling SLAM, a combined network-discrete event computer simulation model was developed and used to study the evacuation system. The model was used to estimate vehicle requirements for the battalion aid station and brigade clearing station evacuation sections. The model was also used to test currently proposed and alternative operating concepts. A statistical analysis of the model output was performed. A complete description of the model and the results of the analysis are presented.