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Space And Defense – Volume Three – Number Two – Fall 2009, Space and Defense Journal 2020 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Space And Defense – Volume Three – Number Two – Fall 2009, Space And Defense Journal

Space and Defense

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Space And Defense – Volume Three – Number One – Summer 2009, Space and Defense Journal 2020 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Space And Defense – Volume Three – Number One – Summer 2009, Space And Defense Journal

Space and Defense

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Space And Defense – Volume Two – Number Three – Winter 2009, Space and Defense Journal 2020 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Space And Defense – Volume Two – Number Three – Winter 2009, Space And Defense Journal

Space and Defense

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Space And Defense – Volume Two – Number Two – Winter 2008, Space and Defense Journal 2020 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Space And Defense – Volume Two – Number Two – Winter 2008, Space And Defense Journal

Space and Defense

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Space And Defense – Volume Two – Number One – Winter 2008, Space and Defense Journal 2020 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Space And Defense – Volume Two – Number One – Winter 2008, Space And Defense Journal

Space and Defense

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Resilient Aircraft Sustainment: Quantifying Resilience Through Asset And Capacity Allocation, Zachary B. Shannon 2020 Air Force Institute of Technology

Resilient Aircraft Sustainment: Quantifying Resilience Through Asset And Capacity Allocation, Zachary B. Shannon

Theses and Dissertations

Decision makers lack a clear, generalizable method to quantify how additional investment in inventory and capacity equates to additional levels of resilience. This research facilitates a deeper understanding of the intricacies and complex interconnectedness of organizational supply chains by monetarily quantifying changes in network resilience. The developed Area under the Curve metric (AUC) is used to quantify the level of demand that each asset allocation can meet during a disruptive event. Due to its applicability across multiple domains, the USAF F-16 repair network in the Pacific theater (PACAF) is modeled utilizing discrete event simulation and used as the illustrating example ...


Mc80: Quantifying Effect Of Fleet Health On Sortie Execution In F-16 Fleet, Kyle R. Gladney 2020 Air Force Institute of Technology

Mc80: Quantifying Effect Of Fleet Health On Sortie Execution In F-16 Fleet, Kyle R. Gladney

Theses and Dissertations

By order of the Secretary of Defense, all of the US Air Force's F-16 units were tasked to improve their fleet health to a Mission Capability (MC) rate of 80 percent, as part of a Department of Defense-wide push to make its Critical Aviation Platforms, and the units that employ them, more ready and lethal. This study uses historical fleet health and sortie execution data captured from LIMS-EV (Weapon System Viewer, 2020) to create a multiple regression model that quantifies the value of increased fleet health, defined as either MC rate or Aircraft Availability (AA) rate, in terms of ...


Sortie-Based Aircraft Component Demand Rate To Predict Requirements, Thomas R. O'Neal 2020 Air Force Institute of Technology

Sortie-Based Aircraft Component Demand Rate To Predict Requirements, Thomas R. O'Neal

Theses and Dissertations

Weapon System Sustainment (WSS) costs are growing at an increasing rate despite the vast efforts to reduce them. Researchers have attributed much of the cost increase to inaccurate demand forecasts for weapon system spare parts. In 2011, the forecast to sustain all United States Air Force (USAF) aircraft was 19% accurate and WSS costs per year have continuously increased. The purpose of this study is to explore a parsimonious change to aircraft component forecasting to reduce costly forecast error. This study substitutes flying hours with sorties for the purpose of demand forecasting. Many F-16 and B-52 spare parts are evaluated ...


Space And Defense – Volume One – Number One – Fall 2006, Space and Defense Journal 2020 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Space And Defense – Volume One – Number One – Fall 2006, Space And Defense Journal

Space and Defense

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Airport Infrastructure Planning, Robert Page 2020 HNTB Corp

Airport Infrastructure Planning, Robert Page

Purdue Road School

All across the country, airports are now facing many challenges related to resiliency and the possible disruption of airport traffic. This presentation will focus on the factors impacting the ability of airports to respond to those factors, including climate change, localized flooding, heat waves, and snow events. As these weather events can impact passengers and workers, the need for airports to be able to respond to extreme events is greater than ever.


Faa Airmen Database Geospatial Distribution Patterns, Joseph P. Hupy, Sam Scroggs, Jaspar Saadi-Klein 2020 Purdue University

Faa Airmen Database Geospatial Distribution Patterns, Joseph P. Hupy, Sam Scroggs, Jaspar Saadi-Klein

Purdue Road School

There are currently more than 572,000 registered pilots in the United States, ranging from commercial UAS pilots to commercial manned aircraft. Although pilots are registered in each of the 50 states, where they live and reside can be seen through various forms of geospatial statistical analysis in a geographic information system. This talk explores spatial patterns of the FAA U.S. Airmen database through hotspot and cluster-based analysis of the database.


Unmanned Aerial Systems Modeling In A Geographic Information System, Joseph P. Hupy, Zachary Miller 2020 Purdue University

Unmanned Aerial Systems Modeling In A Geographic Information System, Joseph P. Hupy, Zachary Miller

Purdue Road School

The abilities of UAS to gather high-resolution imagery over a given area on a frequent basis are now well-known to those in the construction and excavation industries. Less well known, however, are the ways that UAS data can be used in value-added data analysis. Using real-world examples, this talk explores how UAS data can be used for modeling and monitoring in a geo-graphic information system (GIS).


Uas Based Methodology For Measuring Glide Slope Angles Of Airport Precision Approach Path Indicators (Papi), Yi-Chun Lin, Seyyed Meghdad Hasheminasab, John L. Bullock, Deborah Horton, Adam Baxmayer, Ayman Habib, Darcy M. Bullock 2020 Purdue University

Uas Based Methodology For Measuring Glide Slope Angles Of Airport Precision Approach Path Indicators (Papi), Yi-Chun Lin, Seyyed Meghdad Hasheminasab, John L. Bullock, Deborah Horton, Adam Baxmayer, Ayman Habib, Darcy M. Bullock

Purdue Road School

This session presents alternative approaches for using unmanned aerial systems for checking the alignment of precision approach path indicators (PAPI lights). UAS data acquired at the KLAF (Purdue) airport will be used as an illustrative example.


Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technologies And Operations, Randall K. Nichols, Hans C. Mumm, Wayne D. Lonstein, Julie J.C.H Ryan, Candice Carter, John-Paul Hood 2020 Kansas State University - Polytechnic Campus

Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technologies And Operations, Randall K. Nichols, Hans C. Mumm, Wayne D. Lonstein, Julie J.C.H Ryan, Candice Carter, John-Paul Hood

NPP eBooks

As the quarter-century mark in the 21st Century nears, new aviation-related equipment has come to the forefront, both to help us and to haunt us. (Coutu, 2020) This is particularly the case with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). These vehicles have grown in popularity and accessible to everyone. Of different shapes and sizes, they are widely available for purchase at relatively low prices. They have moved from the backyard recreation status to important tools for the military, intelligence agencies, and corporate organizations. New practical applications such as military equipment and weaponry are announced on a regular basis – globally. (Coutu, 2020) Every ...


Predicting Pilot Misperception Of Runway Excursion Risk Through Machine Learning Algorithms Of Recorded Flight Data, Edwin Vincent Odisho II 2020 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Predicting Pilot Misperception Of Runway Excursion Risk Through Machine Learning Algorithms Of Recorded Flight Data, Edwin Vincent Odisho Ii

Dissertations and Theses

The research used predictive models to determine pilot misperception of runway excursion risk associated with unstable approaches. The Federal Aviation Administration defined runway excursion as a veer-off or overrun of the runway surface. The Federal Aviation Administration also defined a stable approach as an aircraft meeting the following criteria: (a) on target approach airspeed, (b) correct attitude, (c) landing configuration, (d) nominal descent angle/rate, and (e) on a straight flight path to the runway touchdown zone. Continuing an unstable approach to landing was defined as Unstable Approach Risk Misperception in this research. A review of the literature revealed that ...


Empirical Analysis Of Trends In Runway Incursions In The United States From 2001 To 2017, David C. Ison 2020 Northcentral University

Empirical Analysis Of Trends In Runway Incursions In The United States From 2001 To 2017, David C. Ison

Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering

Runway incursions, events in which an aircraft, vehicle, or person is located on a runway surface without authorization, continue to be a constant threat to aviation safety. Previously identified on the ‘‘Most Wanted’’ list of aviation safety issues by the National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has spent significant amounts of money and effort to address runway incursions. Little empirical evidence has been collected on the effectiveness of such efforts. Moreover, the data that are available provide a confusing landscape of contradicting findings. Some FAA publications claim that runway incursions are decreasing while the evidence provided in ...


Analysis Of Part 135 Aircraft Accidents To Facilitate Flight Data Monitoring, Chenyu Huang 2020 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Analysis Of Part 135 Aircraft Accidents To Facilitate Flight Data Monitoring, Chenyu Huang

International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace

The scheduled and on-demand air services with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 135 certificate are operating with relatively less stringent safety program criteria compared to Part 121 operations. The Part 135 aircraft flight operation was identified as one of the most wanted transportation safety improvements by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Implementation of flight data monitoring (FDM) programs was recommended to mitigate the risk of Part 135 operations. The FDM program is the process of routinely collecting and analyzing aircraft operational data to provide insight into flight operations for safety improvement. The development of more practical ...


Public Acceptance Of Ai Technology In Self-Flying Aircraft, Sarah M. Talley 2020 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Public Acceptance Of Ai Technology In Self-Flying Aircraft, Sarah M. Talley

Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research

The research article includes a literature dissection on the topics of public acceptance of automated vehicles, including self-driving cars and unmanned aerial vehicles. Information reviewed will be applied to the potential future application of self-flying aircraft. The use of the Technology Acceptance Model is reviewed for application of public acceptance studies. Contributing factors commonly observed include perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness, perceived risk and environmental benefits. Additionally, trust in automated technology for decision-making is reviewed. Research is based on existing studies of public acceptance in similar technologies and is applied to the likely public acceptance of self-flying aircraft.


A Proposed Taxonomy For General Aviation Pilot Weather Education And Training, John M. Lanicci, Thomas A. Guinn, Jayde M. King, Beth Blickensderfer, Robert Thomas, Yolanda Ortiz 2020 University of South Alabama

A Proposed Taxonomy For General Aviation Pilot Weather Education And Training, John M. Lanicci, Thomas A. Guinn, Jayde M. King, Beth Blickensderfer, Robert Thomas, Yolanda Ortiz

Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research

As General Aviation (GA) safety continues to remain a focus of the aviation community, GA pilot weather education and training continues to be an active area of interest within the research community. This study introduces a taxonomy for organizing GA pilot weather education and training materials that was originally conceived as part of the FAA’s Weather Technology In the Cockpit research program. The taxonomy is built upon three main knowledge categories, or tiers:1) Weather Phenomena (which includes hazards); 2) Weather Hazard Products; and 3) Weather Hazard Product Sources and their Application. The concept behind the categorization is to ...


Assessing If Motivation Impacts General Aviation Pilots’ Persistence In Varying Weather Conditions, Sabrina Woods 2020 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Assessing If Motivation Impacts General Aviation Pilots’ Persistence In Varying Weather Conditions, Sabrina Woods

Dissertations and Theses

Continued flight under visual flight rules into instrument meteorological conditions is the predominant cause for fatal accidents by percentage, for general aviation aircraft operations. It is possible that a pilot’s motivation or reason for flying will override other safer, more logical courses of action when a hazard presents itself. The decision appears to stem from a willingness to persist in a course of action despite factors that indicate an alternate and safer course is warranted. This research addresses what is currently presumed about the decision to continue flying under visual flight rules into instrument conditions and marries those ideas ...


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