Accession Number ADA583930
Title Platform Design for Fleet-Level Efficiency: Application for Air Mobility Command (AMC).
Publication Date Apr 2013
Media Count 29p
Personal Author J. H. Choi N. Davendralingam P. Govindaraju W. A. Crossley
Abstract The approach presented here combines techniques from multidisciplinary design optimization and operations research to improve energy efficiency-related defense acquisition decisions. The work focuses upon the acquisition of new aircraft for the U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command missions. Air Mobility Command is the largest consumer of fuel in the Department of Defense, making this a relevant example application. The approach here builds upon previous efforts that examined fleet-level acquisition decisions for commercial airline-related problems, so the paper describes changes necessary to use the problem decomposition strategy of the previous applications in the context of Air Mobility Command. With many of these changes made, the approach is used to simultaneously select requirements for a new cargo aircraft; predict size, weight, and performance of that new aircraft; and also allocate the new aircraft along with existing aircraft. The fuel efficiency of the resulting fleet provides a metric for comparison. The approach, with the abstractions and assumptions used successfully provides a description of a new cargo aircraft that impacts fleet-level metrics. Results in this study consider a simplistic three-route network and two larger networks, all informed by actual Air Mobility Command data captured by the Global Air Transportation Execution System.
Keywords Acquisition
Air mobility command
Air transportation
Aircraft
Airmobile operations
Commerce
Comparison
Consumers
Decision making
Defense systems
Efficiency
Energy
Fuels
Impact
Mobility
Networks
Operations research
Optimization
Platforms
Requirements
Strategy
Transport aircraft
Weight


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 51C - Aircraft
74E - Logistics, Military Facilities, & Supplies
Corporate Author Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN. School of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1402
Contract Number N/A

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