Accession Number : ADA292022

Title :   Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) Throughput Analysis of a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Slice Offload.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Bates, Donald R.

PDF Url : ADA292022

Report Date : SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : This thesis describes the design and employment of a general transportation and distribution simulation toolbox and an extension to that toolbox used to model the instream offload of a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Slice of a Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF). The Simulated Mobility Modeling and Analysis Toolbox (SMMAT) is a toolbox of object oriented modules written in M0DSIM II by faculty and students, including the author, of the Naval Postgraduate School for transportation and distribution modeling. The MEU Slice offload model is built as an extension to SMMAT, with itself being easily extendible to model other aspects of MPF operations. The objective of this thesis was twofold, (1) to build SMMAT and demonstrate its feasibility as a toolbox, and (2) to determine which of four asset distribution setups ashore, at varying levels of equipment reliability, will allow for the fastest offload and throughput of the MEU slice. This thesis successfully demonstrated SMMAT's usefulness as a transportation and distribution simulation toolbox, and the MEU Slice study indicates that no one distribution setup ashore is statistically faster than any other one.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, *PREPOSITIONING(LOGISTICS), *MARINE CORPS OPERATIONS, TEST AND EVALUATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MOBILITY, MATERIEL, DISTRIBUTION, THESES, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, MARINE CORPS PLANNING, MARINE TRANSPORTATION, THROUGHPUT, MARINE CORPS EQUIPMENT, SHIPPING, UNLOADING.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Naval Surface Warfare
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE