Accession Number : AD0702440

Title :   A LINEAR PROGRAMMING APPROACH TO THE LEAST-COST AIR CARGO ROUTING PROBLEM.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLO

Personal Author(s) : Hodson,William T. , III

Report Date : FEB 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Two linear programming models for the least-cost routing of a fleet of cargo aircraft which must deliver specified amounts of cargo during a given planning period are formulated. The first is a multiple-orign single-destination model, while the second is a multiple-origin multiple-destination model. The outputs from the models give the number of sorties to be flown over each leg of the system and the amount of cargo to be flown over those legs. Some anticipated uses for these models are (1) assistance in efficient aircraft scheduling, (2) determination of best routes for new aircraft types during their phase-in periods, (3) cost-effectiveness analysis for enroute bases, and (4) determination of optimal location and size of aerial port and transshipment facilities. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRANSPORTATION, *LINEAR PROGRAMMING), (*TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, SCHEDULING), CARGO, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, OPTIMIZATION, FLIGHT PATHS, AIRPORTS, LANDING, HANDLING, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE