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Application of DSM for Integrating Modern Technology into Operational Architecture of Aerial Firefighting

Application of DSM for Integrating Modern Technology into Operational Architecture of Aerial Firefighting

Year: 2016

Section: DSM Application and Case Studies

Editor: Marly Monteiro de Carvalho, Steven D. Eppinger, Maik Maurer, Lucia Becerril

Author: S.M. Malaek, M. H. Mahrooz

Series: DSM

Institution: Sharif University of Technology, Iran

Section: DSM Application and Case Studies

Pages: 102-110

DOI: 10.19255/JMPM-DSM2016

ISBN: 978-85-63710-01-7

Abstract

Aerial firefighting plays an integral role in containing wildfires, which have been growing rapidly in frequency and intensity over the past decades. However, the current aerial-resource management models were developed decades ago, based on the technology available then. This research aims to investigate how and what modern technologies can be integrated into aerial firefighting operation to help it keep up with the worsening situation. DSM has been used as an engineering tool to decompose the complex problem space into separate manageable segments. Using a task-based DSM, the interdependencies which give rise to unnecessary complexities are visualized, and the potential to integrate new technologies in resolving these complexities is discussed. Finally, unmanning the airtanker and “co-placing” the airtanker-pilot and the Incident-Commander is proposed as a new operational concept. The new arrangement will provide the Incident-Commander with time critical situational awareness, speed up the operation, and eliminate the risk of pilot fatality.

Keywords: Aerial firefighting, airtanker, operational architecture, modern technology, DSM

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18TH INTERNATIONAL DSM CONFERENCE 2016, SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL, 29-31 AUGUST, 2016 SUSTAINABILITY IN MODERN PROJECT MANAGEMENT Dependency and Structure Modelling (DSM) techniques support the management of complexity by focusing attention on the elements of a complex system and how they relate to each other. DSM-based techniques have proven to be very valuable in understanding, designing, and optimizing complex system architectures such as those of products, organizations, and processes. The International...

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