Accession Number : ADA184242

Title :   Determining the Optimal Prescribed Load for the U.S. Marine Corps Direct Support Artillery Battery Using Linear Programming.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : DeWeese,Jeffrey L

PDF Url : ADA184242

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : In future conflicts, the projected expenditure rates of artillery ammunition greatly exceed the ability of the Marine direct support artillery battery's ammunition transporation assets. It is therefore vital that the artillery battery commander be able to select the most effective mix of ammunition to carry on his organic transportation in a given tactical situation. Linear programing is a tool which the battery commander can use to help solve this important problem. This thesis provides a linear program to assist him in this solution. In addition, with slight modification, this linear program can be of use to commanders at all levels of the Marine artillery organization.

Descriptors :   *LINEAR PROGRAMMING, *ARTILLERY UNITS, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, *MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, *MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL, AMMUNITION, ARTILLERY, ORGANIZATIONS, OPTIMIZATION, ARTILLERY AMMUNITION, COMBAT SUPPORT, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE