Accession Number : AD0637158

Title :   COST AND EFFECTIVENESS EVALUATION OF AUTOMATED CARGO DELIVERY SYSTEMS IN ARMY AIRCRAFT

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO LONG BEACH CA AIRCRAFT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Andrastek, Donald A ; Belding, Reginald R ; Wollaston, James W

PDF Url : AD0637158

Report Date : Jun 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 217

Abstract : In the first phase of the two-phase study, methodologies were developed to (1) measure the degree of automation of a given cargo handling system and (2) evaluate the gains and penalties resulting from automating cargo handling functions in Army aircraft from a cost/effectiveness point of view. Basic to the study were the effects of cargo handling equipment in Army aircraft on aircraft payload, cargo handling time, manning, aircraft availability, aircraft vulnerability and costs. Several cargo handling systems were evaluated in the second phase of the study. These systems ranged from manual to very highly automated and were evaluated in the CV-2, CV-7, CH-47, and a hypothetical 10-ton STOL. Elements not affected by the cargo handling system were held constant whenever possible.

Descriptors :   *ARMY AIRCRAFT, *CARGO, *TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, AUTOMATIC, COST EFFECTIVENESS, HANDLING, LOGISTICS

Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE