Accession Number : ADA190680

Title :   DEPLOY: An Airlift Deployment Scheduler for Real-Time Crisis Action Planning.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Foster, R M

PDF Url : ADA190680

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : Preparation for a war in Europe would include the deployment of C-130 tactical airlift aircraft from their home bases in the United States to beddown locations in Europe. Methods currently used to plan such deployments would require as long as two days to provide a complete deconflicted deployment schedule. The purpose of this study was to automate the deployment planning process. A review of literature concentrated on recent theses which studied airlift problems and existing deployment planning software. An interactive program was written, based on the concept of using departure time from refueling choke points as the mechanism for regulating aircraft flow. A deployment flow plan for all active duty C-130s stationed in the U.S. can be completed, using this program, in approximately one hour.

Descriptors :   *AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, *DEPLOYMENT, AIRCRAFT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, EUROPE, FLOW, INTERACTIONS, SCHEDULING, THESES, UNITED STATES, TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, PLANNING

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE