Accession Number : AD1053533


Title :   Airborne Tactical Crossload Planner


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States


Personal Author(s) : Youngblut,Simon P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1053533.pdf


Report Date : 01 Dec 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 69


Abstract : Planning airborne operations for a flight of aircraft to drop heavy equipment and paratroopers on a target dropzone is complicated. This thesis presents the Tactical Crossload Planner (TCP), an optimization-based decision support tool that rapidly devises a tactical crossload (a combination of paratroopers and equipment) to be loaded on multiple, heterogeneous aircraft for delivery in one or two low passes over a target dropzone. The optimization model captures an airborne commanders intent and best reflects priorities for the operation while meeting detailed operational requirements set out in the Airborne SOP.


Descriptors :   army , united states , standards , optimization , aircrafts , paratroopers , airborne , INTEGER PROGRAMMING


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE