A Decision Aid for Restoration of Force Enhancement Space Systems.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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This research provides the Commander in chief, United States Space Command, a prototype model to make restoration management decisions for space systems. The model includes a data base of system attributes and provisions for varying mission priorities. The study is limited to military space systems performing the communications, navigation and meteorological missions. This restriction simplifies the project without limiting the models usefulness as a feasibility study. Other space systems and missions can be easily added to the data base as required. The Analytic Hierarchy Process is used to assess CINCUSSPACECOMs mission priorities and technical preferences among space systems performing the same mission but providing different capabilities. Goal programming is used to develop a mathematical formulation of CINCUSSPACECOMs desire to restore preferred space systems and to specify a preferred configuration for each space system restored. Finally, resource changes resulting from wartime scenarios are used to validate the model. The study concludes with a recommendation that USSPACECOM implement a restoration management system to realize the full value of force enhancement space systems during a conflict.
- Space Warfare
- Unmanned Spacecraft