Accession Number:

ADA214893

Title:

Using Goal Programming to Determine the Optimal Engine Mix for UH-1 Helicopters

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY AVIATION SYSTEMS COMMAND ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-08-08

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

This paper presents a methodology for using Sequential Linear Goal Programming to determine the optimal decision when decision makers have conflicting goals. An example is presented to demonstrate the technique. The demonstration problems is whether the UH-1 Helicopters engine should be rebuilt or replaced with a modern engine. The Army has several conflicting criteria to consider in this decision. For example, they want to minimize both Investment cost and operating and support costs, and maximize the performance of the weapon system. This paper illustrates how goal programming is useful in highlighting trade-offs in decisions, and in demonstrating to decision makers the effect of postponing cost reducing improvements to weapon systems. The disadvantage of goal programming is that the formulation of the problem is complex and many problems may require too large a problem to be feasible. kr

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE