Accession Number : AD0778874

Title :   A Multi-Project Scheduling Program for the 4950th Test Wing.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Shearin,David R. ; Smith,Ronald E.

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 128

Abstract : The study is an attempt to develop a multi-project computer scheduling program for the 4950th Test Wing at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. An investigation of the test wing was made to gather information needed to model the flight testing operation. The model uses preliminary planning estimates of manpower and time along with priority rankings as inputs to the computer program. The wing is modeled as a complex system of single line multiple server queues, and the computer is programmed in the GPSS language. The standard GPSS computer output can be used to determine probable project completion dates, resource utilization and efficient allocation, and the effects of various priority decisions. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Research management, *Flight testing, *Logistics support, *Scheduling, Management planning and control, Allocations, Queueing theory, Computer programs, Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE