Accession Number : AD0868278

Title :   An Automated Planning Technique for the Optimization of Airlift Mission Route Selection.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s) : Sherman, Marvin N.

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : Automated planning techniques can be of importance to efficient scheduling and deployment of aircraft in the tactical airlift environment. The context selected in the study -- the scheduling process of the Airlift Control Center (ALCC) -- represents a complex and dynamic current-day environment. A dynamic programming algorithm was developed which permits missions to be scheduled efficiently against a wide range of predetermined criteria. Real-time computer application will allow the user to input his insights and judgment, thus influencing the algorithmic process and creating a man/machine planning system. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING), (*MILITARY OPERATIONS, AIR TRANSPORTATION), (*AIR TRANSPORTATION, SCHEDULING, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, FLIGHT PATHS, CARGO, DEPLOYMENT, COMBINATORIAL ANALYSIS, OPTIMIZATION, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, ALGORITHMS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE