Accession Number : ADA180260

Title :   An Analysis of the Space Sector's Surge Capacity. An Input-Output Approach.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Murphy,William K

PDF Url : ADA180260

Report Date : 13 Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 196

Abstract : This thesis examines the Space sector's surge capacity in the context of the classical input-output paradigm. It takes as its basis for evaluating the surge potential the concept of available industrial capacity, using the methodology proposed by Michael D. Miller in his report, Measuring Industrial Adequacy for a Surge in Military Demand. The investigation begins with a brief history of this country's mobilization and surge policies, and analyzes the need for industrial planning in the Space sector. The study then focuses on the functions of space operations, and its necessary products. Next, it develops a working definition of the Space sector. A discussion of input-output analysis, its theory, applications, and limitations is included to set the stage for determining the Space sector's interindustry dependencies--at all levels of the economy. The study concludes by calculating the amount of production required for each industry to support a surge in space products, and also determining the vulnerability each industry faces in supporting that surge.

Descriptors :   *SURGES, *AEROSPACE INDUSTRY, *INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, CAPACITY(QUANTITY), MOBILIZATION, POLICIES, PRODUCTION, SPACE MISSIONS, VULNERABILITY, DEFENSE PLANNING, THESES

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE