Accession Number : ADA292569

Title :   The Enhanced Contingency Logistics Planning and Support Environment (ECLiPSE): The Vision.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Sep 93-Sep 94,

Corporate Author : ANALYTIC SCIENCES CORP FAIRBORN OH

Personal Author(s) : Lloyd, Bradley A. ; Zeck, William Z. ; Clark, Patrick K. ; Sumner, Jeffrey E. ; Renken, Kerris J.

PDF Url : ADA292569

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : This report documents the first technical effort associated with the Armstrong Laboratory, Logistics Research Division's (AL/HRG) Enhanced Contingency Logistics Planning and Support Environment (ECLiPSE) research and development (R&D) initiative. The goal of this initiative is to demonstrate how advanced technologies can improve the quality and timeliness of wing logistics planning and replanning for short-notice contingency operations. This effort developed preliminary concept specifications for the operational components and relevant information technologies for a notional "ECLiPSE system". This report documents the study of the logistics planning process in order to identify how state-of-the-art software technologies can improve wing logistics planning in short-notice crisis situations. More specifically, the report documents the analysis of the Air Force (AF) wing logistics planning/replanning process and the software tools that support it to conceptualize the ECLiPSE vision. An ECLiPSE vision was formulated to guide laboratory investment aimed at improving AF wings' capabilities to plan and replan for short-notice tasking. This report describes: (1) the current and planned wing logistics planning environment, (2) the components comprised by the preliminary ECLiPSE vision' and (3) the current state of the relevant technologies as they apply to the ECLiPSE system.

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS PLANNING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, AIR FORCE, ENVIRONMENTS, EMERGENCIES, STATE OF THE ART, PLANNING, VISION, TIMELINESS, WINGS, ECLIPSES.

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE