Accession Number:

ADA248129

Title:

An Investigation of Modifications to the TAC Campaign Model

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

177.0

Abstract:

This research investigates the cost and budget modifications to Mixmaster which is an aggregate version of the Theater Attack Model TAM. Seven simple cost employment methods, a goal programming approach, a probabilistic approach for determining cost coefficients, and goal programming version of that probabilistic approach were applied to Mixmaster. Also, Mixmaster was enhanced with an additional leading constraint to incorporate the Air Force tactical considerations in a campaign scenario. The results favor the advantages of the goal programming approaches. In addition, the probabilistic approach introducing the time factor in the computations promises more accurate results, given that the required parameters are estimated accurately. For further enhancement first, a ranked goal programming application to Mixmaster is recommended upon condition that an efficient software package is used. Second, an investigation of methods to determine better estimates of the probabilistic approach parameters is proposed.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Operations Research
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE