Personal Protective Equipment Optimization Validation
Research Facilitation Laboratory and Army Analytics Group Monterey United States
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The Research Facilitation Laboratory RFL Investigated the logistical benefit to the COVID-19 pandemic using a specialized optimization HW platform known as a Digital Annealer manufactured by the Fujitsu Corporation. The goal of using the DA is to show that highly computationally and combinatorically complex problems are solvable in a fraction of the time on standard CPUs and also capable of generating near-theoretically optimal solutions. This particular problem involved the logistics of transferring PPE supply to PPE demand areas that minimized the mileage traveled while also meeting the demand need as close to full as possible given supplies.
- Protective Equipment
- Operations Research