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A comparison of six repair scheduling policies for the P-3 aircraft

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Authors
Latta, Peter James
Subjects
P-3 aircraft
repair scheduling
queuing models
simulation
Advisors
Gaver, Donald P.
Date of Issue
1988-03
Date
March 1988
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
There are a finite number of identical aircraft each of which contain a number of different types of components which contain a number of different types of components which fail at different rates. In order for an aircraft to be operational, all of its components must be operational. Each component type has a finite number of spares. Failed components are repaired at a single server facility. Simulation is used to study the effect of 6 different repair scheduling policies. The repair policies are compared on the basis of average number of operating aircraft at the end of a mission period of one week. It is found that a repair policy which first repairs the component of the type with the fewest operating components is the best. In particular, it is much better than first-in, first-out and also may well improve upon a policy that serves the longest waiting line first. A simple spares stockage policy is developed and evaluated when the above scheduling policy is in use.
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Operations Research
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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