Opportune Rescheduling System for Military Airlift Command Cargo and Passenger Missions.
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The Military Airlift Command operates numerous C-5, C-141 and C-130 missions daily over worldwide air routes. Many of these flights operate partially full, and represent a considerable airlift capability if their scheduled routes and spare cargo space can be matched with unscheduled cargo or passenger requirements. Using existing data processing equipment at Headquarters Military Airlift Command, an automated system was designed and implemented to match these new airlift requirements with scheduled missions, and to compute and display the data necessary for rescheduling decisions. The system transfers scheduled-mission data from a Honeywell H6080 computer installation to a Hewlett-Packard 9825A Programmable Calculator and associated disk storage. System programs on the HP9825A select the most efficient missions for re-routing to accomplish an additional cargo or passenger requirement, graphically displays the change in routing on maps, and presents printed data of flying hours and monetary costs for each proposed mission diversion. Techniques derived from Structured Analysis and Design Technique and Structured Design methodologies were used to define and structure the system. A major objective of the system design and implementation was to assure the system users would be able to understand and modify any portion of the software to change or improve performance. Author
- Computer Programming and Software
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies