Accession Number : ADA185362

Title :   Design of an Aircrew Scheduling Decision Aid for the 6916th Electronic Security Squadron.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Kopf, Thomas J

PDF Url : ADA185362

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 154

Abstract : The aircrew scheduling problem has received considerable research attention in the military. Because of the great number of possible scheduling alternatives, it is difficult to find an optimal solution to the scheduling problem. Additionally, changes to the original schedule make it even more difficult to find an optimal solution. The emergence of capable microcomputers, decision support systems, the adaptive design methodology, and integrated software packages has provided an opportunity to develop decision aids to help aircrew schedulers become more efficient and develop more effective aircrew schedules. This thesis investigates the development of decision aid to assist 6916ESS Electronic Security Squadron schedulers develop schedules and make changes to existing schedules. The adaptive design methodology in decision support systems development is used in the construction of this decision aid. This decision aid integrates and extensive data base and spreadsheet system to assist schedulers develop and maintain schedules and other scheduler functions such as: flight orders preparation, 30 and 90 day flight hour computations, and recurring training. The system is built using a Zenith Z-248 microcomputer and an integrated word processing, spreadsheet, and data base software package.

Descriptors :   *SCHEDULING, *FLIGHT CREWS, *DECISION MAKING, MICROCOMPUTERS, COMBAT SUPPORT, ELECTRONIC SECURITY, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, MISSIONS, THESES, OPERATIONAL READINESS, FLIGHT TRAINING

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE