Airborne Tactical Crossload Planner
Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States
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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.
- Military Aircraft Operations