Accession Number : ADA189602

Title :   A Framework for Facility Modification.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : ARMY MILITARY PERSONNEL CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Sydelko, Thomas G

PDF Url : ADA189602

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : A generic model for advising the facility modification process we developed. Object-oriented representations of the existing facility configuration, the new function(s) that it has been asked to accommodate plus facility design and operational constraints were constructed using hierarchical semantic networks. A facility-function matching process was used to identify conflicts and their causes. Cost data were combined with alternative evaluation algorithms and a heuristic search process to assist the designer/decision maker in both constraint relaxation and the selection of least cost conflict resolution strategies. Geographic Information System technologies were used to manipulate, display and record data required for an example involving the modification of a U.S. Army direct fire training facility. Keywords: Army training facilities; Ranges(Facilities).

Descriptors :   *ARMY FACILITIES, *ARMY TRAINING, *RANGES(FACILITIES), ALGORITHMS, COSTS, FACILITIES, GEOGRAPHY, HEURISTIC METHODS, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, MODIFICATION, NETWORKS, SEMANTICS, THESES

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE