Accession Number : AD0774572

Title :   United States Air Force Training Line Simulator.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DECISION SYSTEMS ASSOCIATES INC ROCKVILLE MD

Personal Author(s) : Nauta,Franz ; Pierce,Michael B.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : The report describes the technical aspects and potential applications of a computer-based model simulating the flow of airmen through basic training and entry-level technical training. This report gives an extensive description of input control cards and files necessary for an application of the Airman Training Line Simulator Model. The objective of this Training Line Simulator is to assess the impacts of alternative recruit classification and training policies under a wide variety of assumptions regarding the quality of recruits and entry-level training parameters. Parameters accommodated by the model include mandatory course prerequisities, attrition and setback rates, class schedules and quotas, and a host of individual airman attributes. The model evaluates the impacts of training parameter changes by determining the maximum percent fills of training quotas, the size of the waiting lines for technical training courses, student-instructor ratios and the numbers of setbacks, attritions and unassigned basic training graduates. The Training Line Simulator is an entity simulation model with imbedded optimizations to achieve optimal fill of training quotas. The model employs an asynchronous as opposed to incremental projection methodology to achieve execution efficiencies. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Air force training, *Simulators, Attrition, Computerized simulation, Mathematical models, Personnel management, Computer programming, Air force personnel, Management engineering, Data processing

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE