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Comparing and Prioritizing Aircraft Requests in the Brazilian Air Force

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dc.contributor.advisor Loerch, Andrew G.
dc.contributor.author D'Amato, Alessandro Sorgini
dc.creator D'Amato, Alessandro Sorgini
dc.date 2010-12-10
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-24T21:32:24Z
dc.date.available NO_RESTRICTION en_US
dc.date.available 2011-02-24T21:32:24Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/6180
dc.description.abstract Brazil is a huge country with vast natural reserves, mainly located in the Amazon region and the South Atlantic. In the last decade its economic growth and increasing importance in the global stage, have motivated Defense policies focused on the enhancement and strengthening of the Brazilian Armed Forces‘ operational capabilities. In the Brazilian Air Force (BAF), these policies are reflected mainly by the acquisition of new aircraft systems, which must be carefully selected according to the specific tasks and scenarios expected to be faced in the future. Hence, it is mandatory for the BAF to identify the required capabilities needed to accomplish the strategic objectives of the organization. The main purpose of this research is to develop a model composed of both a qualitative and a quantitative component, capable to function as a tool to compare how well different aircraft systems contribute to the accomplishment of the BAF‘s objectives and help decision makers to rank alternatives and define priorities among them. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject utility en_US
dc.subject value focused thinking en_US
dc.subject strategic en_US
dc.subject air force en_US
dc.subject value en_US
dc.subject affinity en_US
dc.title Comparing and Prioritizing Aircraft Requests in the Brazilian Air Force en_US
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.name Master of Science en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline Systems Engineering en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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