Ordering in a Sequential Storage System.
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A missile system in which L launchers were available in a row and S spare missiles were stored in a continuation of this row was considered. Additionally, an assortment of warheads was available, but only one could be mounted in each missile. The ability of this system to meet a demand for a particular warhead was dependent on the mix of warheads in the LS missiles and the order in which the missiles with their varying warheads were mounted on the launchers and in storage. Since the missiles were in a continuous row, some missiles would not be available for firing before the missiles in front of them had been fired. Because of the myriad possible permutations of the LS warheads, determination of optimal ordering of the warheads by simulation was found to be too time-consuming. Hence, analytic expressions were developed after an appropriate measure of effectiveness was devised. A computer program was developed to perform the recursive calculations necessary. Author
- Guided Missiles