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dc.contributor.advisorSeagren, Chad
dc.contributor.authorDummar, Joe K.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:46:15Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:46:15Z
dc.date.issued2011-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/5649
dc.description.abstractThe F-35B Joint Strike Fighter is critical to the future of Marine Corps fixed-wing aviation. The ability to man the Joint Strike Fighter with properly trained pilots is as important as the development and acquisition of the aircraft itself. This thesis examines the Integrated Training Center (ITC) model, which simulates the training process in order to determine expected time to train for Marine pilots trained at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. First, we demonstrate that weather is an important factor in the Integrated Training Center model. Legal and financial constraints restrict modification of the ITC model, so we create a replica that is statistically similar to the flight management process found in that model. We then modify the replica model to more accurately reflect reality. This improved model uses a continuous time Markov process to model weather. We show that the independent weather assumption in the ITC model is inappropriate. We recommend modifying the ITC model to reflect good weather as a resource necessary to conduct a flight, and one that is only intermittently available. Ultimately, these tools will be provided to decision makers so that they may implement these changes to make better decisions.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/improvingintegra109455649
dc.format.extentxxii, 75 p. : col. ill. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis 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.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWeatheren_US
dc.subject.lcshTrainingen_US
dc.subject.lcshOperations researchen_US
dc.titleImproving the Integrated Training Center (ITC) model to achieve more accurate time to train estimatesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderLucas, Thomas W.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research
dc.identifier.oclc743308190
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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