Dr. James K. Seger
-->Dr. Seger has over 35 years work experience in aerospace. His primary duties include originating and applying quantitative models and techniques for the analysis of complex systems with emphasis on logistics resources, supportability, systems readiness and life cycle cost.
Dr. Seger is currently an independent consultant
collaborating with Lockheed Martin Co. to update a spares provisioning model he
previously created and to install it in a user-friendly PC environment. In 1997
he adapted an aircraft readiness simulation model for the Lockheed Martin Skunk
Works for use on the Single Stage to Orbit (SSTO) project. From June, 1991 to
February, 1997 Dr. Seger was a senior operations research scientist for Science
Applications International Corporation in San Diego. He obtained contracts and
was principal investigator for Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Co. and Lockheed
Space Operations Co. to create and apply analytical and simulation models to
assess the supportability of systems designs, quantify systems readiness and
availability, optimize the allocation of logistics resources, and perform
cost-benefit analyses in reliability and maintainability. The contracts
addressed the following topics:
* Adapt the Lockheed Provisioning Model (LPM) to optimize spare parts allocations for the F-22 program and address the build-up of flight hours during flight test;
* Construct simulation models of aircraft readiness and availability for the F-22 program;
* Develop an algorithm providing a supportability index for the technologies involved in the Lunar-Mars initiative;
* Create a simulation model that quantifies the supportability of alternative spacecraft architectures as a function of reliability, maintainability, testability and logistics resources (spares, support equipment and personnel).
From June, 1957 to June, 1991 he was employed by
Lockheed Corporation in Burbank. He worked in the fields of logistics and
systems supportability analysis, his final position being head of
Supportability Technology for the ATF/F-22 program. He created numerous
mathematical and simulation models that analyze the interaction among logistics
resource levels, systems supportability, operational availability and life
cycle cost. Models include:
* Lockheed Provisioning Model (LPM)
* Reliability and Mission Availability (RAMA) Simulation Model
* Operational Availability (Ao) Model
* Supportability Figure of Merit (SFOM) Model
* Repair Level Analysis (RLA) Model
* Repair/Discard Concepts in Design
* Break Rate Model - a Reliability Parameter for Surge Operations
* R&M Design Characteristics vs. Combat Capability
While at Lockheed he concurrently taught Inventory Systems Analysis and Business Quantitative Methods at UCLA and CSUN. He holds a bachelor's degree in Physics from Stanford University and a master's and doctorate in Quantitative Business Analysis from the University of Southern California. He is computer proficient in C, Fortran and Simscript II.5. He has held clearances as high as DoD Top Secret.
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In case you're wondering what Dr. Seger does in his
spare time, here's an unlikely pursuit: writing fairy tales.
To view them click here: Fairy Tales.
He also has an interest in artificial languages. To see his favorite, Latino Sine Flexione, click here: LSF.
He appreciates receiving feedback, critical as well as laudatory, regarding the fairy tales, languages and the mathematical models. Please email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org