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Navy Operational Planner - Undersea Warfare Module

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Technical Report

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Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

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Joint maritime operational planning is the difficult task of assigning various platforms toaccomplish a multitude of missions in several areas of operations. The task becomes moredifficult as resources are limited, mission requirements evolve, and platform capabilities vary.Emerging threats and technology in the undersea domain have created renewed interest andincreased the priority of undersea warfare USW planning.This thesis develops and provides a proof-of-concept for a decision-support tool to aidoperational planning in a USW environment. Specifically, it provides an optimization model withan optimal solution that maximizes multi-mission achievement in a theater USW environmentthrough the scheduling of surface, sub-surface, and air assets over a non-fixed time horizon.Tactics and their mathematical representation are an input to our model. This makes themodel easily adapted to any USW scenario and other warfare areas where mission achievementcan be measured quantitatively.

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  • Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance
  • Operations Research

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