Accession Number:

AD1053533

Title:

Airborne Tactical Crossload Planner

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2017-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE