Modelling of the Military Helicopter Operation Process in Terms of Readiness

Keywords: Modelling, Markov chains, Markov processes, Readiness


The processes of exploitation of military objects are usually characterised by the specificity of the operation and the complexity of both the process itself and the object. This specificity may relate both to the type of tasks that these objects carry out and to the environment in which these processes take place. Complexity is usually reflected in the very structure of an object (for example, a ship, an aircraft or a helicopter) and, consequently, in its operation/maintenance system. The above mentioned features, as well as the limited access to data, naturally limits the set of publications available on this subject. In this article, the authors have presented a method of assessing the readiness of military helicopters operated by the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland. The readiness of technical objects used in military exploitation systems is a basic indicator of equipment preparation for executing tasks. In exploitation process research, the mathematical models are usually discrete in states and continuous in time stochastic processes, in the set of which Markov models are included. The paper presents an example of using Markov processes with discrete time and with continuous time to assess the readiness of a technical object performing tasks appearing in random moments of time. At the same time, the aim of the examined system to achieve a state of balance is presented.

How to Cite
Ziółkowski, J., Małachowski, J., Oszczypała, M., Szkutnik-Rogoż, J., & Lęgas, A. (2021). Modelling of the Military Helicopter Operation Process in Terms of Readiness. Defence Science Journal, 71(5), 602-611.
Aeronautical Systems