Accession Number:

ADA257861

Title:

An Intra-Theater Transportation System Simulation to Assist Logisticians in Transport Resource Planning and Implementation

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

164.0

Abstract:

Transportation resource planning and Implementation within a theater of operations have always been challenging for logisticians. This was especially true during Operation Desert Storm, where new lessons were learned because of a scenario different than any other experienced. What was needed was a transportation asset-focused model that would allow logisticians to plan more effectively for current and future transportation system requirements. The focus of this thesis Is the development of the Intra-Theater Transportation System Simulation ITTSS. ITTSS is an object-oriented simulation model, which was developed to simulate a complete transportation system where units consume supplies, supply points resupply, and assets deliver the supplies. ITTSS can also be used to schedule specific missions of moving cargo from one location to another. Both modes can be run separately or together. A variety of input parameters concerning supply points, motorpools, maintenance facilities, fuel points, convoys and the operations performed can be adjusted to fit any specific scenario. The measures of performance produced by the model Include the daily amount of cargo moved, time required to move cargo to a certain location, and the availability and utilization rates of vehicles. ITTSS is designed to run on a personal computer, using the PC-OS2 version of MODSIM II, the OS2 1.2 operating system, and Microsoft C 5.0.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE