Date of Award
Master of Science
David Christensen, PhD
This study examined potential alternatives and decision criteria for inclusion in a Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis to recommend an alternative for addressing existing DOD multi-role fighter capability to employ inertially guided smart bombs. A survey of literature and interviews with expens were used to collect required information. An Analytical Hierarchy Process (MIP) decision model was developed for two feasible alternatives and four relevant decision criteriL The two feasible alternatives included either developing the BRU-53 smart bomb rack, or modifying F-15E conformal fuel tanks with additional smart interface wiring. Data on quantitative and qualitative decision criteria were collected to evaluate the alternatives.
DTIC Accession Number
King, David R., "A Review of Fighter Aircraft Capability for Smart Bombs" (1995). Theses and Dissertations. 6542.