Accession Number:

ADA238874

Title:

Multicriteria Network Routing of Tactical Aircraft in a Threat Radar Environment

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

227.0

Abstract:

Real-time route planning for tactical aircraft has established a requirement for analytical tools which prescribe optimal solutions. The Air Force Electronic Warfare Center has developed a computerized routing aid which enhances the ability to plan tactical flight missions under real-time constraints. The decision aid known as the Improved Many-on-Many IMOM allows the user to subjectively evaluate flight routes within enemy radar coverages. However, the mission planner is required to intuitively assesses the survivability risks associated for each user defined route. As an alternative to this method, the deterministic procedures of dynamic programming and the shortest path algorithms offer techniques which resolve optimal routes for single criteria networks. Unfortunately, the variety of independent constraints and criteria which are used to calculate satisfactory flight routes exceed the capability of conventional math programming to guarantee optimal solutions.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Navigation and Guidance
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE