An Improved Missile Combat Crew Scheduling System Using the Simulation Language for Alternative Modeling (SLAM).
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A missile combat crew scheduling program was developed using the SLAM simulation language. The program schedules missile combat crew members for alerts, training, and leave. The program was designed to build monthly schedules for a three-squadron strategic missile wing. A performance measure was developed to evaluate alternative schedules that were developed by the program. The measure was developed by using Multi-Criteria Decision Theory techniques and alternatives were compared using response surface methodology. The performance measure is general in nature and can be modified to apply to any decision maker. Analysis was conducted to determine the best internal factor settings for the program for a given performance measure. These internal factor settings are used to determine the next crew selected for alert. Sensitivity analyses were conducted that include evaluating two additional performance measures, adding an assumed leave distribution, and changing the structure of the crew force. The program develops feasible monthly schedules that meet the performance criteria. The internal factors were found to be robust across all three performance measures examined. Author
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- Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support