Accession Number : AD0726881

Title :   A Model for the Development of Measures of Effectiveness in Airlift Planning.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV CLEVELAND OHIO DEPT OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Brandt,Alexander

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : A mathematical model of a military airlift problem is formulated. The model includes an algorithm for the solution of the Traveling Salesman problem. The model's solution is used in the allocation of aircraft to routes so that the cost of an airlift operation is minimized. A procedure for finding the optimum solution to the Traveling Salesman problem is programmed for the UNIVAC - 1108 digital computer using the FORTRAN language. The computer program was given preliminary testing on 3 digit random number distance matrices and was shown to be operationally practical and economical. For illustrative purposes an example is presented and solved. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRANSPORTATION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), SCHEDULING, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), ALGORITHMS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE