Accession Number:

ADA559174

Title:

Analysis of KC-46 Live-Fire Risk Mitigation Program Testing

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

89.0

Abstract:

Increased emphasis from the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation DOTE over the past few years to include statistical rigor in all testing has brought an augmented look at testing across the Department of Defense. This thesis examines the methodology currently used in live fire testing, particularly in the case of risk mitigation of the KC-46 dry-bay fire test program. The thesis addresses gaps within the methodology and analyzes the results of a statistically rigorous test. The research furthers work on modeling the characterization of ballistic impact flash by validating concurrent models and characterizing the errors prone to these models as a function of time and input factors.

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Explosions
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE