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

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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