On-Site Adaptive Design of a Decision Support System for Fighter Squadron Scheduling
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The objective of this thesis was to develop a decision support system DSS for the scheduler in a USAF tactical fighter squadron. A DSS supports the cognitive or mental processes of judgement and choice. The decision process supported in this project is the planning and programming of annual flying hours into monthly, weekly, and daily schedules. A kernel or base system was established, then extended and expanded with multiple iterations of the adaptive design approach. The adaptive design approach allowed the user to set system requirements in a gradual and interactive manner. This thesis as its subject the 89th Tactical Fighter Squadron located on Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. The close proximity of the 89th TFS and the Air Force Institute of Technology removed a common barrier to effective adaptive design separation of the user and the builder. Through direct and frequent interaction, the 89th scheduler and the builder were able to develop and evolve a system that met the requirements of the user.
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft
- Administration and Management
- Computer Systems