EDATL Facility Scheduling Problem Research.
ULTRASYSTEMS INC IRVINE CA OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS DEPT
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This is the final report concerning a research project which focusses on the development of scheduling algorithms and the demonstration of the use of sequencing and scheduling techniques research in the planning and ordering of Naval activities. A specific problem area deals with the scheduling of test activities at Naval test, development and evaluation facilities. For example, there is presently under construction the Electronics Development and Testing Laboratory EDATL which has the mission to provide facilities and technical support to permit complete integration and simultaneous multi-platform testing of total electronic command control, communications, surveillance, intelligence, and ocean surveillance systems in an electromagnetically shielded and controlled environment. The EDATL will contain a core of ADP equipment available for use by projects on a resource sharing basis. To fully utilize the EDATL facilities and equipments, scheduling techniques that accurately predict workloads need to be developed and implemented. This suggests that perhaps the allocation and prediction of dedicated facilityequipment requirements, and the movement of equipments from dedicated to common areas and vice versa should be scheduled on a priority basis. Proper scheduling will keep track of equipment availabilities projected over time, so that effective, non-wasteful use is made of the facility.
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