During the past six years, the RAND Corporation has studied options for configuring an Agile Combat Support (ACS) system that would enable the Air and Space Expeditionary Force (AEF) goals of rapid deployment, immediate employment, and uninterrupted sustainment from a force structure located primarily within the continental United States (CONUS). This report is one of a series that addresses ACS options;
Aircraft force structure bed-downs resulting from the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) recommendations were used in the analyses, and all CONUS active duty bases and Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command installations were included, considering support to three tasking scenarios
These days, it is impossible to think of an area of knowledge that can keep on
developing without a collaboration in interdisciplinary fields.
Electromotive force is a type of energy per unit of electric charge that is converted
reversibly from chemical, mechanical, or other forms of energy into electrical energy
by a dynamo, battery, electrochemical cells, thermoelectric devices, solar cells,
transformers, and so on.
The theory of electromotive Force is currently one of the most important research
topics within the electrical engineering domain.
With the advent of the atomic force microscope (AFM) came an extremely valuable
analytical resource and technique, useful for the qualitative and quantitative surface
analysis with sub-nanometer resolution. In addition, samples studied with an AFM do
not require any special pretreatments that may alter or damage the sample, and permit
a three dimensional investigation of the surface.
This textbook is intended to be an introductory text on the mechanics of solids. The authors have targeted
an audience that usually would go on to obtain undergraduate degrees in aerospace and mechanical
engineering. As such, some specialized topics that are of importance to aerospace engineers are given
more coverage. The material presented assumes only a background in introductory physics and calculus.
The presentation departs from standard practice in a fundamental way.
Although Iraq remains hostile to the United States, Baghdad has repeatedly compromised, and at times caved, in response to U.S. pressure and threats. An analysis of attempts to coerce Iraq since Desert Storm reveals that military strikes and other forms of pressure that threatened Saddam Husayn’s relationship with his power base
Drawing from field research in Cameroon, Ghana, Vietnam, and the Amazon forests of Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru, this book explores the relationship between gender and land, revealing the workings of global capital and of people's responses to it. A central theme is the people's resistance to global forces, frequently through an insistence on the uniqueness of their livelihoods.
This analysis addresses logistics structure alternatives for meeting demands for Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night (LANTIRN) across a spectrum of operational requirements. The study amends earlier research with new data collected during the air war over Serbia by comparing the current decentralized policy with consolidated options in which maintenance capabilities do not deploy.
This monograph presents the results of a RAND Arroyo Center research effort dedicated to creating six alternative future worlds for the 2025 timeframe and drawing out the implications of those worlds for Army force size, structure, and design. The research was part of the RAND Arroyo Center “Capstone Future Forces” project that was conducted for the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans (DCSOPS). The analysis contained in this report should be of interest to those in the Army who are concerned with either intelligence forecasting or long-range force planning.
An operations manager uses job design techniques to structure work to meet the physical and behavioral needs of the employee. Work measurement methods are used to determine the most efficient means of performing a given task, as well as to set reasonable standards for performing it. Work performance standards are important to the workplace so accomplished can be measured and evaluated. Standards permit better planning and costing and provide a basis for compensating the work force and even providing incentives.
This work evaluates a set of global forward support location (FSL) options for storing war reserve materiel (WRM). These option packages or “portfolios” have differing numbers and types of FSLs, e.g., land-based or afloat, and have differing allocations of WRM at the alternative sites. Evaluations of these packages address the effectiveness and efficiency of the options in meeting a wide variety of potential scenarios. In this monograph, we present capability-based analytic tools to evaluate the tradeoffs between various FSL options. A central element of our anal...
This report summarizes work performed during a quick-response analytic effort in support of the 2001 Army Science Board (ASB) Summer Study on Objective Force Soldier, along with subsequent efforts in related areas. The work used high-resolution constructive simulation to examine key aspects of “objective soldier,” with the modeling taking place in the 2015–2020 time frame.
This report describes the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Transformation Workshop (ATW) IV, conducted at the RAND Corporation Washington Office in February 2004, and it includes an analysis and discussion of the workshop results. This workshop continued the assessment, begun in ATWs I-III, of the medical risks
Part of a larger RAND Project Air Force study on capability-based programming, this report introduces a revealed preference methodology to estimate the value to the United States Air Force of expediting F-15 fighter jet programmed depot maintenance (PDM). Such a valuation estimate would be useful in depot-level
The Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Transformation Workshop (ATW) V, which was conducted at the RAND Corporation Washington Office 25-28 May 2004, is described in this report. It includes an analysis and discussion of the workshop results. This workshop continued the assessment, begun in ATWs I-IV, of the
This report is one of a series from a RAND Project AIR FORCE project, “The Cost of Future Military Aircraft: Historical Cost Estimating Relationships and Cost Reduction Initiatives.” The purpose of the project is to improve the tools used to estimate the costs of future weapon systems. It focuses on how recent technical, management, and government policy changes affect cost. This report examines cost estimating risk analysis methods and recommends a policy prescription. The project was conducted within the RAND...
Public release of this report was granted by the Chief of the DoD Office of Security Review on 17 September 2007, per DD Form 1910. The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit research organization providing objective analysis and effective solutions that address the challenges facing the public and private sectors around the world. RAND’s publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.
This monograph presents a qualitative assessment of the performance of medium-armored forces in 13 past conflicts that span the range of military operations. The accompanying analysis is designed to help inform U.S. Army decisions about fielding medium-armored forces in the future. The case histories yielded three major
Chapter 9 - Introduction to industry and company analysis. The topics discussed in this chapter are: Uses of industry analysis; industry classification systems; establishing a peer group; strategic analysis: Porter’s five forces; industry and product life cycles; demographic, governmental, social, and technological influences; company analysis; cost and differentiation strategies; spreadsheet modeling.
This thesis aimed to apply the SEM for dynamic analysis of cracked beam subjected moving harmonic force in the frequency domain. Namely, the frequency response of a cracked beam subjected to moving harmonic force is obtained explicitly and examined in dependence upon the load and crack parameters. This task is acknowledged herein spectral analysis of cracked beam subjected to moving load.