Accession Number:

ADA156076

Title:

Wartime CONUS (Continental United States) Casualty Distribution System Using Dedicated Craf Airlift.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

129.0

Abstract:

The objective of this thesis was to test the feasibility of using Civil Reserve Air Fleet CRAF aircraft and C-9 aircraft to deliver wartime casualties to CONUS hospitals. The method of distributing the patients was by a HUB-and-spoke-type system. The distribution system was analyzed under a scenario which represented an intense European conventional war. Casualty inputs into the distribution system were estimated to be approximately 1000 patients per day. The casualty distribution system was modeled using SLAM simulation and FORTRAN computer code. Factors of interest to the Military Airlift Command MAC were varied to determine the number of CRAF necessary and the capacity of these CRAF aircraft. In addition, trend analysis of C-9 requirements was accomplished. Results of the simulation analysis indicate that the system developed appears feasible. However, the number of C-9 aircraft necessary to adequately operate the system is in excess of current Air Force CONUS capabilities. The model has additional flexibility. By changing input variables and distribution parameters to fit new environments, the analyst can model different scenarios and types of aircraft. Analysis of hospital beds and their impact on the patient distribution system can also be accomplished. Keywords Air transportation Aeromedical evacuation Transport aircraft Simulation language Commercial aircraft.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE