Application of Life Distributions to Estimate Equipment Losses in Combat
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Combat active replacement factors, or CARFs, are logistics planning factors currently used by the U. S. military as estimates of equipment losses in future conflicts. This thesis employs mean-time-to-loss MTTL estimates for various equipment types, and several scenario-oriented models are given for mapping these values into CARFs. The CARF generation model can be applied for the exponential life distribution or other types of life distributions such as Weibull or gamma, or a nonhomogeneous Poisson process. CARF values for several kinds of scenarios for combat losses were investigated using the loss processes for a specific life distribution. Computational results are provided.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies