Accession Number : ADA187916

Title :   U.S. Air Force Application of a U.S. Army Transportation Capability Assessment Methodology.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Needham, Nancy L

PDF Url : ADA187916

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 118

Abstract : Currently, no quantitative tool exists which would provide a complete assessment of an Air Force Base's interface with the Defense Transportation System in its specific wartime roles. However, the Army's Transportation Engineering Agency (TEA) has developed and is utilizing a methodology for assessing the surface (rail and motor) capability of Department of Defense transportation systems. While the methodology has been used to evaluate many DOD installations and several Air Force bases, the results exclude air transportation capability. This thesis expands the Army's methodology as the basis for a more complete Air Force transportation capability assessment tool. The enhanced version is validated by application of TEA's measurement principles and models to the inbound air transportation functions of an Air Force base. The specific objective for development of the new capability evaluation tool was to quantify a base's ability to receieve cargo on its flight line and to move the cargo through processing facilities and off the base at various peacetime and wartime activity levels. The assessment technique developed in this thesis was applied to a peak work load scenario. The analysis revealed forklift and storage shortfalls, as well as, capability excess in truck loading position.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, *MILITARY PLANNING, *MILITARY ENGINEERING, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, AIR TRANSPORTATION, AIRPORTS, CARGO, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, ENGINEERING, FACILITIES, FLIGHT, FORKLIFT VEHICLES, INTERFACES, PEACETIME, PEAK VALUES, POSITION(LOCATION), PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, SCENARIOS, SHORTAGES, STORAGE, TEST AND EVALUATION, TOOLS, TRANSPORTATION, TRUCKS, VALIDATION, WORKLOAD, THESES

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE