A Methodology for Automation of Tank Allocation.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The primary objective of this research is to evaluate a methodology for the automation of tank allocation. The methodology proposed is a constrained transportation problem of linear programming. It is based on the concepts first proposed by Bowman who developed the transportation method for production scheduling, planning, and inventory control. This methodology is applicable because of the allocation of several types of tanks to a fixed number of units. The cost coefficients for the objective function of the constrained transportation problem are derived from the combat capability measure formulated by Remias, in his work, An Analytical Framework for Efficiency Evaluation and Determination of Preferred Main Battle Tank Fleet. The constrained transportation problem is solved for each time period of ten-year allocation plan. Within each time period, the combat capabilities of the units are maximized by minimizing the deviation of each unit from being equipped with the best tank as compared to the actual tank it receives.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Combat Vehicles