Accession Number : ADA303858

Title :   Optimal Allocation of Air Services to the U.S. Pacific Surface Forces.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Druggan, P. T.

PDF Url : ADA303858

Report Date : 21 SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : Two integer programming models, called FLIGHT-HOURS I and II (or FR-I and FR-II), are developed to assist U.S. Pacific Fleet Air Services Planners in the allocation of air services to support basic and intermediate ship training requirements. Air services consist of aircraft towing air targets, radiating electronic signals, simulating cruise missile flight profiles, and following shipboard directions. FR-I maximizes the weighted average of fleet readiness discretely to mimic the Navy's mission rating scaling while FR-II does so continuously, reflecting percent of training requirements completed. FR-I executes slowly and produces allocations unsuitable for real-world execution. FR-II, however, quickly solves the air services allocation problem on a desktop computer, and achieves significantly higher readiness than a manually prepared allocation plan (72.1% of training requirements completed versus 61.8%).

Descriptors :   *AIR DEFENSE, *OPTIMIZATION, *COMBAT READINESS, *AIR LOGISTICS SUPPORT, *ALLOCATIONS, *SHIP DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *LOGISTICS PLANNING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, DEPLOYMENT, NAVAL VESSELS, FLIGHT TRAINING, THREATS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, INTEGER PROGRAMMING, CONTRACTORS, THESES, PROBLEM SOLVING, NAVAL AIRCRAFT, SCHEDULING, LIMITATIONS, CRUISE MISSILES, MISSIONS, FLEETS(SHIPS), MILITARY EXERCISES, NAVAL WARFARE, AERIAL TARGETS, NAVAL BUDGETS, FLIGHT SIMULATION, ELECTRONIC SUPPORT MEASURES, NAVAL TRAINING, TOWING, ALGEBRAIC FUNCTIONS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Defense Systems
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE