Accession Number : ADP006328

Title :   Heuristic Route Optimization: A Model for Force Level Route Planning,

Corporate Author : ROME LAB GRIFFISS AFB NY

Personal Author(s) : Barboza, Janet L.

Report Date : SEP 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A major shortcoming of tools and methods currently employed for route planning is that they do not incorporate force-level factors, or, if they do, the representation is inadequate. Many important factors necessary for approaching the best possible route are ignored. Heuristic Route Optimization, or HERO, an exploratory development project of the Advanced Concepts Branch of Rome Laboratory, is a model for automated route generation for force-level mission planning. Object Oriented techniques and a dynamic threat representation allow detailed analysis of multiple planning variables in producing effective, survivable mission plans.

Descriptors :   DYNAMICS, MISSIONS, PLANNING, SURVIVABILITY, THREATS, VARIABLES.

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE