Accession Number:

ADA454765

Title:

Global En Route Basing Infrastructure Location Model

Descriptive Note:

Graduate research project

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Report Date:

2006-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

213.0

Abstract:

The backbone of the air transportation system for the US military is the En Route System ERS, a collection of personnel and equipment at bases throughout the world. The location of these bases in the ERS bears the marks of the Cold War legacy of the latter half of the twentieth century. While many changes to the ERS have taken place in the last 20 years, it still has a predominantly East-West orientation in the Northern Hemisphere with little capability in many parts of the world. This research provides the decision makers DMs with a clear methodology for evaluating the best locations for new en route bases in the ERS. It looks at the capability of each en route airfield alternative using 27 different measures. It then examines the National Security Import of the destination regions an en route airfield could service, along with the probability of events in those regions requiring military action, including humanitarian and other missions. This is accomplished using Value Focused Thinking VFT and decision analysis tools, with the goal of providing insight to the DMs to make informed decisions. This methodology is then packaged in a powerful Excel-based, user interface, allowing quick analysis of multiple scenarios. GERBIL is currently being used by TRANSCOMJ5 to prioritize Cooperative Security Locations around the globe for possible TRANSCOM mobility en route locations.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Administration and Management
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE