Simulation Modeling and Analysis of the Impact of Individual Mobility Augmentee Loss at the Tanker Airlift Control Center
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT
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The Tanker Airlift Control Center TACC operates as the execution arm for Air Mobility Commands Global Reach mission. The Command and Control Directorate XOC monitors the execution of missions tasked to the 18th Air Force. Approximately 70 of the personnel on the operations floor are considered Individual Mobility Augmentees IMA. Adjustments in manpower, specifically the loss of IMAs, at the TACCXOCG may impact their responsiveness to mission deviations. This research develops a discrete event simulation using a combination of SME and historical data to capture the activities of a section of the personnel on the operations floor and the potential impact of a reduction in manpower. Our analysis shows a statistically significant reduction in the number of missions completed along with a statistically significant increase in the total mission deviation time with both levels of manpower reductions examined. For the two specific levels of manpower losses, we implement the concept of resource pools to complete tasks for a group of mission desks instead of specific personnel assigned to each desk. We also examine whether our reduced manning models can adequately handle the anticipated reduced post-contingency operation mission load. Once again we pool resources and still find a very heavy workload with some noticeable improvements in system performance with longer duration shifts.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Computer Programming and Software
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Command, Control and Communications Systems