Accession Number : ADA141093

Title :   Analysis of the Army Medical Evacuation Support System in Forward Combat Areas.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Cook,V. W. , Jr

Report Date : MAR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 191

Abstract : A systems simulation approach was used to study the capability of the medical evacuation system using the recently developed high Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV). The study investigated the ground evacuation capability in a Light infantry brigade area of a combat zone. Using Simulation for Alternative Modeling (SLAM), a combined network-discrete event computer simulation model was developed and used to study the evacuation system. The model was used to estimate vehicle requirements for the battalion aid station and brigade clearing station evacuation sections. The model was also used to test currently proposed and alternative opeating concepts. A statistical analysis of the model output was performed. A complete description of the model and the results of the analysis are presented.

Descriptors :   *Medical evacuation, Military requirements, Army operations, Combat areas, Forward areas, Close support, Computerized simulation, Models, Military vehicles, Brigade level organizations, Theses, Infantry

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE