Military Aviation Operations Analysis

NASMOD MCAS Iwakuni, Japan

In-depth knowledge of military aviation operations and unique set of tools

ATAC employs its extensive expertise in military and civil aviation operations to conduct studies assisting the military services in analyzing operational alternatives for meeting complex aviation operations and training requirements. These studies assess air bases, auxiliary training sites, military airspaces, ranges, and other resources for capacity, throughput and sustainability, and also examine interactions between military operating units or military and civil aviation operations in a mixed environment.

To meet the need for detailed, defensible evaluation results for proposed alternatives, ATAC uses NASMOD computer model. It provides the capability to simulate military operations of concern, and compute detailed results for alternative scenarios in terms of missions flown, airfield/airspace resources used, training objectives achieved, and other operational statistics. NASMOD is an advanced derivative of the FAA-validated SIMMOD™ airport/airspace simulation model and retains SIMMOD's civil aviation simulation functionality.

For automated aviation operations data collection, archiving, analysis and visualization for airfields, ranges, and special activity airspace, ATAC uses RAADARS. RAADARS can aid in improving manned and Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV) military aviation operations. With the challenge of budget, environmental and operations issues and the need to provide justification of assets, RAADARS can provide:

  • Complete, consistent and accurate data collection in conjunction with NASMOD to reveal shortcomings
  • Simulation of any type of UAV to analyze and demonstrate integration of UASs into the NAS
  • Data that are defensible and verifiable for NEPA, other environmental litigation
  • Thorough analysis and accounting of all factors, such as multitude of users in each SAA
  • Results that are clearly communicated with effective visualization
  • Elimination of labor intensive collection, analysis and reporting of data

ATAC has in-depth knowledge of military aviation operations, training requirements, and management/utilization of special use airspace and training ranges. Numerous studies have been conducted at military operating sites including:

  • Every CONUS Navy and Marine Corps air facility
  • MCAS Iwakuni, Japan
  • Eglin AFB region including Tyndall AFB, Duke, Hurlburt, and Choctaw airfields, and the Destin-Ft Walton Beach and Bay County civil airfields
  • NAWC China Lake and R-2508 Complex
  • Ft Huachuca: U.S. Army Unmanned Aerial System Center of Excellence
  • Air Force AETC F-35 pilot training alternative basing sites: Luke AFB, Holloman AFB, Tucson ANGB, Boise ANGB
  • U.S. Navy private development encroachment on pilot training infrastructure at NAS Kingsville

The studies performed by ATAC have addressed such issues as:

  • Military air/sea/land range and facility encroachment impact analysis
  • Changes in special use airspace, such as establishing new military operations areas (MOAs)
  • Capacity and operational constraints due to base closings and realignments
  • Detailed interactions between civilian and military air traffic
  • Introduction of new aircraft types
  • Changes in training and resource requirements

In many of these studies, ATAC's results have provided the required operations information used as input to subsequent analysis of noise and other environmental impacts required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

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