Accession Number:

ADA214599

Title:

Combat Logistics Problems

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

239.0

Abstract:

Models are developed for two different Combat Logistics situations, one in the area of Operational Combat Logistics and the other in Combat Support Logistics. In the first situation, Operational Combat Logistics models are developed to assist in scheduling the replenishment of weapons within a Navy Battle Group following a combat engagement. Consideration is given to the uncertain arrival of a follow-on attack which may interrupt the replenishment process before all requirements are satisfied. In a justifiably simplified approach, optimal Vertical Replenishment scheduling is achieved by sequencing lifts in decreasing order of an index, called Logistics Weighted Combat Value LWCV. Separately, for a simple model, optimal Connected Replenishment scheduling is achieved with dynamic programming DP. The DP approach is then adapted to more realistic situations. In the second situation, Combat Support Logistics models are developed to analyze the combat availability of a system supported by a single diagnosisrepair test facility. A characteristic that distinguishes Combat Support Logistics from peacetime in-service support, is that in peacetime, a logistics system may operate in steady-state, whereas, because of the dynamic intensity of combat, steady-state conditions may never be reached in periods of conflict. The modeling technique is to use a diffusion approximation valid for the heavy traffic conditions anticipated under combat conditions. Theses.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE