Accession Number : AD0703261

Title :   SCHEDULING A THREE SUPPLY SHIP REPLENISHMENT OPERATION.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Huling,John McKee , Jr

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The operation of replenishment at sea is investigated for three supply ships and L combatants using queueing theory concepts and a random walk model in three dimensions. The distribution for total replenishment time given the initial number of combatants to be replenished by each supply ship and a specified cyclic order of replenishment is expressed in terms of its Laplace transform under the assumption of independent, exponential service times for each supply vessel. A method for counting all possible sequences of replenishment is not found, but some preliminary counting techniques are developed which may be useful in its eventual determination. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL VESSELS, LOGISTICS), (*NAVAL VESSELS, *SCHEDULING), QUEUEING THEORY, NAVAL OPERATIONS, MILITARY SUPPLIES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, HANDLING, REFUELING, THESES

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE