Accession Number : ADA318305

Title :   Requirement for C-130 Aircraft in the Intratheater Korean Scenario.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Oglesby, Philip B.

PDF Url : ADA318305

Report Date : 12 MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : In an effort to provide a timely and reasonably accurate methodology for determining C-130 intratheater airlift requirements, this research concentrated on a rough-cut capacity approach using a straight forward linear programming spreadsheet model. To provide more detailed analysis, a more sophisticated linear program was investigated. Specifically, the spreadsheet model calculated the minimum number of C-130s required to carry required cargo, passenger, and aeromedical loads based on user-defined daily requirements. For a given scenario, inputs include the daily requirements and the expected capacity for C-130 aircraft, trucks, and 22-car trains. Included in the capacity inputs are the number of daily cycles or trips expected from a given mode of transportation. The model is automatically formulated based on these inputs and is solved using a spreadsheet solver. Graphical results are provided. This spreadsheet model is analyzed for a 20-day period, but any planning horizon can be used with modifications. Since the spreadsheet does not perform a parametric analysis, the data used in the spreadsheet formulation was input into the LINDO solver in order to perform parametric analyses.

Descriptors :   *SCENARIOS, *MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, *LINEAR PROGRAMMING, *TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, *AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, METHODOLOGY, TRANSPORTATION, PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS, CAPACITY(QUANTITY), ACCURACY, CYCLES, INTERNAL, PLANNING, CARGO, GRAPHICS, USER NEEDS, TRUCKS, KOREA, DAILY OCCURRENCE, PASSENGERS, AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION.

Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft
      Computer Programming and Software
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE