Improving Logistics Realism in Command Post Exercises Involving the KC-135A/E/R Aircraft Using a Historical Aircraft Maintenance Database Model
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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This thesis, under the sponsorship of HQ SACLGL, investigated a method to improve realism in Command Post Exercises CPX involving the KC-135A ER aircraft by developing a historical database model. The model is based on the premise that realistic database model. The model is based on the premise that realistic data collected from actual war-like missions can be placed in a database for use by response cell members to provide simulated, yet realistic, logistical requirements during CPXs. European Tanker Task Force flying mission data was used as source data for the development of the model. Associated documentation was also developed to support the model. A mock exercise simulating a CPX was used to test the model and its associated documentation. Analysis of the test results lead the researcher to conclude that the model provides response cell members with a useful tool to obtain realistic logistical information they need to carry out their duties effectively. Recommendations include using the model and documentation as required by HQ SALLGL, and conducting further research to test the hypothesis that historical database models improve realism at the response cell level during CPXs. Keywords Cargo aircraft, Transport aircraft.
- Transport Aircraft
- Computer Systems