Accession Number : AD0817563

Title :   OPTIMAL ALLOCATION OF AIR STRIKES FOR INTERDICTION OF A TRANSPORTATION NETWORK.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Mustin, Thomas Morton

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : Under certain conditions, the re-supply capability of a combatant force may be limited by the characteristics of the transportation network over which supplies must flow. Air strikes by an opposing force may be used to reduce the capacity of that network; the effects of such strikes vary for differing missions and targets. With only a limited number of sorties available, the strike planner must decide which targets to hit, and with how many sorties. A computational procedure is developed for determining the optimum strike plan for minimizing network flow capacity. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS), (*OPERATIONS RESEARCH, TARGET ACQUISITION), (*AERIAL WARFARE, (*TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT, SURFACE TARGETS), SCHEDULING, LINEAR PROGRAMMING, TOPOLOGY, ALGORITHMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, TRANSPORTATION, OPTIMIZATION, NAVAL OPERATIONS, PLANNING, THESES, CLOSE SUPPORT, TACTICAL BOMBING, MILITARY SUPPLIES.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE