Accession Number : ADA320709

Title :   Personnel Airdrop Risk Assessment Using Bootstrap Sampling.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Kim, Wonsik

PDF Url : ADA320709

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : Previous work on personnel airdrop problems involving jumpers has been (1) event-oriented entanglement rates, (2) number of canopy bumps, (3) landing injuries, and (4) deaths. The thesis expands this area of research by developing cumulative distribution functions of maximum possible chute entanglement risk for the C-17 using bootstrap techniques. By comparing the effects of various C-17 aircraft configurations on the entanglement CDF, this thesis shows that under certain configurations the risk of centerline entanglement for the C-17 is less than for the C-141.

Descriptors :   *STATISTICAL INFERENCE, *AIR DROP OPERATIONS, *PARATROOPERS, ALGORITHMS, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, MILITARY PERSONNEL, RISK, THESES, STATISTICAL SAMPLES, FORTRAN, AVIATION SAFETY, TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, FIELDS(COMPUTER PROGRAMS), FACTOR ANALYSIS, PARACHUTISTS, LANDING, PARACHUTE JUMPING, PARACHUTE CANOPIES.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE