Accession Number : ADA186474

Title :   Using the Logistics Assessment Methodology Program for Supportability Analysis during Acquisition: A Case Study of the F-15E AN/ALQ-135 Self-Protection Jammer.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Tovrea, Gaylen L

PDF Url : ADA186474

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 219

Abstract : The purpose of this research was to demonstrated how weapon system supportability can be assessed through the use of the Logistics Assessment Methodology Program (LAMP) during acquisition and modification. The F-15E's AN/ALQ-135 self-protection jammer was used as the subject aircraft subsystem in this qualitative and quantitative analysis. Reliability and Maintainability (the main factors in system supportability), general F-15 program logistics objectives, and specific AN/ALQ-135 acquisition program projections are discussed as background information. LAMP is presented as a potentially helpful decision-making aid to be used in the pursuit of AN/ALQ-135 supportability goals. In this study, an existing standard LAMP research approach was tailored to the AN/ALQ-135 scenario. The two main thrusts of this adapted methodology are an investigation of the sensitivity of supportability goals with respect to design characteristic uncertainties and a determination of supportability goal impacts due to potential changes in operational and support environments. Overall, the findings of this research indicate that the P3I design offers significant supportability improvements over its predecessor, the Band 1/2 self-protection jammer.

Descriptors :   *ACQUISITION, *LOGISTICS, *WEAPON SYSTEMS, AIRCRAFT, DECISION MAKING, MAINTAINABILITY, METHODOLOGY, QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS, QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, RELIABILITY, SENSITIVITY, THRUST, THESES

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Countermeasures

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE