Accession Number : ADA182192

Title :   Simulation and Analysis of Flight Deck Operations on an LHA.

Descriptive Note : Professional paper,

Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA MARINE CORPS OPERATIONS ANALYSIS GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Gates,Stephen M

PDF Url : ADA182192

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 185

Abstract : The objective of this thesis was to develop a model that simulates the interactions between a number of close air support aircraft and helicopters on a flight deck during an amphibious assault. Applications of this model permits a quantitative investigation into the operations of various mixes of current aircraft on a specific flight deck, and with minor modification, the effects of future aircraft and future flight decks can be examined. The model is currently configured for operations aboard an LHA flight deck with two types of transport helicopters and the AV-8 Harrier attack aircraft. The model application presented here considers the maximum number of AV-8 Harriers that could effectively with a composite helicopter squadron during the amphibious assault of a Marine Amphibious Unit.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT DECKS, *CARRIER BASED AIRCRAFT, AIRCRAFT, CLOSE SUPPORT, TACTICAL AIRCRAFT, FLIGHT, HELICOPTERS, MODELS, SIMULATION, AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIPS, VERTICAL TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, TAKEOFF

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE