Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Operational Sciences
Alan W. Johnson, PhD.
The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) conducts Logistics Support Analysis (LSA) studies in various engineering and logistics efforts on the myriad of weapon systems. In these studies, inventory spares provisioning, availability and sustainability analyses are key focus areas to ensure asset sustenance. In particular, OPUS10, a commercial-off-the-shelf software, is extensively used to conduct reparable spares optimization in acquisition programs. However, it is limited in its ability to conduct availability and sustainability analyses of time-varying operational demands, crucial in Operations & Support (O&S) and contingency planning. As the RSAF seeks force structure expansion to include more sophisticated weapon systems, the operating environment will become more complex. Agile and responsive logistics solutions are needed to ensure the RSAF engineering community consistently pushes for deepening competencies, particularly in LSA capabilities. This research is aimed at the development of a model solution that combines optimization and sustainability capabilities to meet the dynamic requirements in O&S and contingency planning. In particular, a unique dynamic operational profile conversion model was developed to realize these capabilities. It is envisaged that the research would afford the ease of use, versatility, speed and accuracy required in LSA studies, to provide the necessary edge in inventory reparable spares modeling.
DTIC Accession Number
Pek, Edmund K.W., "Development of Availability and Sustainability Spares Optimization Models for Aircraft Reparables" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 973.