Accession Number : AD0479172


Title :   A PROBABILISTIC MODEL FOR DETERMINING AN OPTIMUM POLARIS TENDER LOAD LIST


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Damico, Richard J ; Harvey, Neil L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/479172.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 58


Abstract : A mathematical model is developed for determining an optimum submarine tender load list for the POLARIS (FBM) weapon system. Military essentiality of spare parts and the stowage capacity of the tender play prominent roles in the development of the model. The measure of effectiveness which is maximized is the average number of demands filled over a given period of time. This is equivalent to minimizing the number of stockouts of an item. An example of the use of the model is included for the case where the demand for items is characterized by the normal distribution. The paper includes a computer flow chart and program to aid in implementing the model.


Descriptors :   *TENDERS(VESSELS) , *UNDERWATER TO SURFACE MISSILES , BALLISTIC MISSILE SUBMARINES , GUIDED MISSILE COMPONENTS , INVENTORY CONTROL , LOGISTICS , NAVAL EQUIPMENT , OPTIMIZATION , REPLACEMENT THEORY , SPARE PARTS , STATISTICAL ANALYSIS , STATISTICAL PROCESSES , STRATEGIC MATERIALS


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Underwater-launched Guided Missiles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE