Accession Number : AD1030861


Title :   Military Free Fall Scheduling And Manifest Optimization Model


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States


Personal Author(s) : Fera,Anthony J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1030861.pdf


Report Date : 01 Dec 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 61


Abstract : The United States Army Special Operations Command mandate to have all Green Berets be military free fall qualified essentially doubled the number of students in the course. This thesis uses an optimization tool for the manifest station to streamline airborne operations and reduce aircraft dwell time, thus saving money and enhancing use of resources. The military free fall scheduling and manifest optimization model is based on the existing scheduling dilemma model with original parameters. This model prescribes the number of jumpers per pass, depicts planned aircraft dwell time, and predicts duty day length. This information will help the command team make validated decisions regarding future class sizes and methods of training execution.


Descriptors :   operations research , mathematical programming , optimization , flight crews , aircrafts , base closures , special forces , high altitude , linear programming , special operations forces , altitude , time intervals , dwell time , sea level , military training , students


Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE