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Master of Science


Department of Operational Sciences

First Advisor

Richard F. Deckro, PhD


In this research we focused on the mobility system modeled by the AMC mobility planner's calculator (AMPCALC). We developed AMPCALC as a user-friendly tool and allow the user to easily carry out strategic airlift, air refueling and aeromedical evacuation calculations that are covered in Air Force Pamphlet 10-1403. In this study, Excel software and its macro language, Visual Basic for Application, are our two main tools. In the methodology of the thesis we examined fundamental aspects of the mobility system in AMPCALC. We discussed formulation logic of the mobility cycle. We presented ramp use optimization and tanker optimization processes. We also conducted verification and validation of AMPCALC. Sensitivity analysis of the model includes a response surface study. To be able to investigate the main effects and interaction effects of the input factors on closure time, we performed a 26 factorial design. No linear relations are observed, but some relations between inputs and closure time are observed.

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