An Analysis of the Space Sector's Surge Capacity. An Input-Output Approach.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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This thesis examines the Space sectors surge capacity in the context of the classical input-output paradigm. It takes as its basis for evaluating the surge potential the concept of available industrial capacity, using the methodology proposed by Michael D. Miller in his report, Measuring Industrial Adequacy for a Surge in Military Demand. The investigation begins with a brief history of this countrys mobilization and surge policies, and analyzes the need for industrial planning in the Space sector. The study then focuses on the functions of space operations, and its necessary products. Next, it develops a working definition of the Space sector. A discussion of input-output analysis, its theory, applications, and limitations is included to set the stage for determining the Space sectors interindustry dependencies--at all levels of the economy. The study concludes by calculating the amount of production required for each industry to support a surge in space products, and also determining the vulnerability each industry faces in supporting that surge.
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