Accession Number : AD0712834

Title :   A DYNAMIC MODEL FOR THE ALLOCATION OF AIRSTRIKES AGAINST A LINES-OF-COMMUNICATION NETWORK.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Capps,Larry Reginald

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : A computer model is presented for determining the daily allocation of airstrikes for interdicting a lines-of-communication (LOC) network assuming an exponential damage function. The allocation of sorties to arcs in the network is based on the assumptions that flow of supplies is restricted by network capacity and parameter values for each arc are independent. Upper and lower flow bounds, cost per unit flow, maximum repair time and cost, and the vulnerability parameter for each arc are required as input data. The model selects that arc to strike which maximizes the repair cost plus the product of the increase in minimum cost circulation flow and repair time. The procedure is programmed in daily cycles, allowing repair on interdicted arcs. A sample problem and all documentation necessary for duplicating the computer program are given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TACTICAL BOMBING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*ARMED FORCES(FOREIGN), LOGISTICS), OPERATIONS RESEARCH, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT, AERIAL GUNNERY, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, SET THEORY, SUPPLY DEPOTS, TRANSPORTATION, DAMAGE, THESES

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE