Accession Number : ADA317686

Title :   Air Force Conceptual Weapon System Optimization Model: Proof of Concept Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 91-Jul 92,

Corporate Author : SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS CORP SAN ANTONIO TX

Personal Author(s) : Rue, Robert C. ; Rogers, Sandra G. ; Weaver, William M.

PDF Url : ADA317686

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 127

Abstract : The Air Force must be able to estimate the manpower, personnel, and training (MPI) resources required by the new or modified weapon systems proposed during the Concept Exploration phase of the acquisition process. A proof of concept study was conducted to determine whether data can be obtained to support the system of models proposed for making the estimates and whether the estimates will provide a sound basis for comparing the MPT life-cycle costs of the proposed weapon systems. The study concentrated on one Air Force Specialty while comparing two alternative support concepts for the Advanced Tactical Fighter. The study used the Logistics Composite Model to estimate the manning requirements for the two alternatives. The study explored a methodology for gathering and analyzing data on training requirements and costs. The study modified the Army Manpower Cost System to estimate and compare the life-cycle costs of the two alternatives. Several appendices detail the analyses conducted to support the study. The study found that data exist or can be collected to support the system models, although some work remains to firm up the collection methodology. The study also found that the conceptual framework for the proposed system of models provides a sound basis for comparing proposed weapon systems.

Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, *AIR FORCE TRAINING, *MANPOWER, REQUIREMENTS, METHODOLOGY, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, ACQUISITION, TRAINING, ARMY PERSONNEL, WEAPON SYSTEMS, COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, COSTS, JET FIGHTERS, COLLECTION, TACTICAL AIRCRAFT, ADVANCED WEAPONS.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE