Accession Number : ADA324069

Title :   Turkish Air Mobility Modeling.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Topcuoglu, Huseyin

PDF Url : ADA324069

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 181

Abstract : To fully utilize scarce airlift resources requires effective airlift planning, a more capable air mobility system, and highly mobile forces. Presently, the Turkish Air Mobility Command's (TAMC) airlift planning is performed manually. The aim of this research is to provide a tactical mobility model which is user friendly and flexible so the user is able to change the inputs, and evaluate the situation with the projected data for an operational plan. Thus, the users can analyze their system by using the model to see whether or not mobility requirements can be met within a definite time frame, and how long it takes to satisfy the requirements. The USAF Airlift System and some air mobility models are reviewed, and the applicability of these models to TAMC's airlift system is investigated. Generalized Air Mobility Model (GAMM) was chosen to model TAMC's airlift system and has been found suitable for application to TUAF mobility problems. GAMM is very efficient for theater airlift system operational effectiveness analysis. The model's forte is its ability to quickly compare a wide range of alternative airlifters in realistic operational environments and to ascertain their individual benefits and penalties. The software enables the user to model future or existing airlift system requirements in an existing theater environment or against projected theater airlift requirements. GAMM can be used with classified data for the actual operational plans, and airlift requirement analysis by the Turkish Air Force or by other countries, who have military structures similar to that of Turkey.

Descriptors :   *AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, *TURKEY, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, FOREIGN POLICY, NATO, MOBILITY, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), THESES, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, CLASSIFIED MATERIALS, TACTICAL WARFARE, AIR FORCE PLANNING, USER FRIENDLY, RAPID DEPLOYMENT.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE