Accession Number : ADA328309

Title :   Transportation Modeling of Remote Radar Sites and Support Depots.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Leach, Sonia E.

PDF Url : ADA328309

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 216

Abstract : The North Warning System (NWS), a joint program of the United States Air Force (USAF) and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), is responsible for the maintenance of 47 remote radar sites across northern Canada. NWS's current airlift operations, which support the radar maintenance activities, consist of both helicopters and fixed wing aircraft positioned at five support depots. This thesis considers whether a reconfiguration of these support depots and the assignment of radar sites to them can result in either an airlift or total cost savings for NWS. Mixed integer linear programming models were formulated to address the questions surrounding a reconfiguration of the NWS which might gain airlift cost savings. Several operational scenarios were considered. The analysis identifies that cost savings may be realized through a number of possible actions.

Descriptors :   *COSTS, *SUPPLY DEPOTS, *AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, *RADAR STATIONS, AIR DEFENSE, SCENARIOS, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, MODELS, LINEAR PROGRAMMING, SITES, CANADA, ALASKA, THESES, HELICOPTERS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, REMOTE DETECTORS, REMOTE AREAS, FIXED WING AIRCRAFT, SAVINGS.

Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE