Accession Number:

ADA558729

Title:

1 Canadian Forces Flying Training School (1 CFFTS) Resource Allocation Simulation Tool

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA WINNIPEG (CANADA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

1 CFFTS trains Air Combat Systems Officers ACSO and Airborne Electronic Sensor Operators AESOp. The operation of the school is stochastic and dynamic in nature and a resource allocation planning tool has been built to simulate the interactions of its various components. For example, it takes into account weather, aircraft reliability, instructor availability and student failure. This presentation gives an overview of the schools operation, describes how it is simulated with a custom built C application and shows how the tool has been used to estimate average course duration, to determine what resources are the most significant bottlenecks and to study the effects of changes to parts of the schools operation. The tool was instrumental in showing that one of the offered courses will take much more time to complete than was anticipated and that a small improvement in the availability of the most constraining resource could produce significant benefits.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE