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Analysis of Mobility Platform (AMP)

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Analysis of Mobility Platform (AMP) is a DoD and USTRANSCOM sponsored modeling and simulation application used for analyzing the end-to-end transportation of equipment, passengers, and supplies through the Defense Transportation System (DTS). AMP provides an understanding of overall transportation capability. Raytheon BBN Technologies has been the principal developer of AMP for over two decades. It is a platform-independent tool that provides:

  • Programmatic Analysis : end-to-end mobility analysis to determine future capabilities of transportation infrastructure as well as air, sea, and land assets (planes, ships, trucks, etc)
  • Planning: comprehensive transportation analysis of operational plans using Timed-Phased Force Deployment Data (TPFDD) from operational plans (OPLANs)
  • Wargames and Exercise Support: transportation flows and force closure data to enable players to determine force availability in theater

AMP Capabilities

AMP models planning and futuristic scenarios to support the deployment forces and supplies that sustain them and military bases around the world. AMP’s capabilities span all aspects of distribution analysis including CONUS, strategic, and theater mobility.

  • Provides extensive ‘what-if’ analyses for mobility feasibility studies
  • Establishes a common interface and input/output shell for transportation analyses
  • Enables seamless collaborative analyses between analytical teams at various headquarter locations

Data Manipulation

Using conventional military planning information in simulation studies requires numerous manipulations to translate, roll-up, or extrapolate data. AMP provides the ability to:

  • Summarizes data
  • Applies user-specified heuristics to obtain the correct data and formats
  • Adds additional information, such as sustainment requirements to TPFDDs, to provide a complete movement requirement for the DTS

Data Display

Data derived from transportation models must be visualized in particular ways to answer specific questions. Often, information from multiple sources must be assembled into one coherent picture. AMP automates these functions and allows graphical and tabular displays from multiple runs to be assembled and compared as soon as the simulations are completed.

Data Import/Export

AMP accepts data from standard data sources and allows model results and setups to be exported back into standard data formats for other systems. Import/Export capabilities include:

  • JOPES TPFDDs in B8/DEX format
  • Output for JICM (Joint Integrated Contingency Model) warfight simulation
  • GEO Location Files
  • TUCHA Files

Transportation Simulations

AMP integrated simulation includes the following legacy models:

  • Model for Intertheater Deployment by Air and Sea (MIDAS)
  • Enhanced Logistics Intratheater Support Tool (ELIST and CONUS ELIST).

Port Analysis Tools

AMP includes a suite of Port Analysis Tools (AMP-PAT). These tools provide detailed analysis of port operations, including:

  • Airport Simulation Tool (AST) and Seaport Simulation Tool (SST) These provide a constructive, stochastic, discrete-event simulation of airport and seaport transportation resources and processes. They can be run from static results of a strategic simulation run or in parallel with the core AMP simulation (dynamic data exchange).
  • Airport Throughput Tool (ATT) and Seaport Throughput Tool (STT). These are analysis and planning tools that determine an airport or seaport’s maximum throughput and a quick-look analysis of factors restricting throughput.
  • Airport Rapid Analysis Tool (ARAT) and Seaport Rapid Analysis Tool (SRAT) these are TPFDD refinement tools that provide a quick-look analysis of airport and seaport transportation enablers’ capacity to meet the TPFDD reception and onward movement of cargo and passengers.