Accession Number : ADA306020

Title :   The Optimal Placement of Casualty Evacuation Assets: A Linear Programming Model.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 94-Dec 95,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Sundstrom, Scott C. ; Blood, Christopher G. ; Matheny, Serge A.

PDF Url : ADA306020

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Through the use of linear programming techniques, the optimal number and positioning of air and ground ambulances within a theater of operations may be determined to ensure the orderly transport of casualties from the front lines to third echelon medical treatment facilities. The Probabilistic Location Set Covering Problem has been chosen as the core module for a linear programming model to assist in these determinations. The Optimal Placement of Casualty Evacuation Assets (OPTEVAC) model prompts the user to enter the dimensions of the theater, troop deployment nodes, types of evacuation assets available, and preferred locations of medical treatment facilities. The OPTEVAC model then provides output as to the required numbers of air and ground ambulances as well as the optimal positioning of those evacuation assets and ambulance exchange points.

Descriptors :   *GROUND LEVEL, *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, *AIR, *AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION, *AMBULANCES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, METHODOLOGY, POSITION(LOCATION), MILITARY PERSONNEL, DEPLOYMENT, OPTIMIZATION, CORES, PROBABILITY, LINEAR PROGRAMMING, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, NODES, POSITION FINDING, EMPLACEMENT, TRANSPORT, CASUALTIES, HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, NUMBERS, EVACUATION.

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE