Accession Number:

ADA273929

Title:

Computer Simulation Study of the Joint Deployment of the 23rd Wing and 82nd Airborne Division from Pope Air Force Base

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

153.0

Abstract:

This thesis produced a model of the Army airdrop segment of the Pope AFB deployment system. The original intent was to model the entire system and simulate the simultaneous deployment of the 23rd Wing and 82nd Airborne Division however, time constraints and incomplete data forced a reduction in scope. The study provides an excellent foundation for further research into the use of simulation to develop a generalized deployment sizing model. The airdrop segment of the system was modeled using the researchers personal observations of the system, the expertise of personnel who work within the system, and documentation of the problems and lessons learned during past large-scale deployments. The parameters determined to significantly affect system performance were modeled those that didnt, were not. The conceptual model was validated through comparison of the conceptual model and the actual system with air transportation experts at Pope AFB. The coded model was then verified through numerous runs in test mode where coded logic was iteratively refined and sensitivity analysis that determined the model behaved as expected. Deployment, Mobility, Computer simulation, Computer model, Material handling equipment.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE