Accession Number:

ADA263743

Title:

An Optimization Model for Army Planning and Programming

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

138.0

Abstract:

A major goal of the United States Army modernization strategy is to improve its warfighting capabilities. In executing its mission as the architect of the future Army, the Training and Doctrine Command TRADOC has used a heuristic capital allocation algorithm to recommend which candidate Army modernization actions to fund in the development of the Long Range Army Materiel Requirements Plan LRAMRP. The goal of this thesis is to develop a flexible, responsive, multi-objective, optimization model to replace the existing heuristic capital allocation algorithm. This model maximizes potential warfighting benefits derived from competing Army candidate modernization actions subject to multiple national and Department of the Army goals and constraints. Additionally, this study demonstrates the fast prototyping capability of a weighted, goal programming approach to a multiple objective capital budgeting problem formulated with the General Algebraic Modeling System GAMS. The model will be implemented by the Armys TRADOC Analysis Command TRAC Operations Analysis Center OAC as a tool in designing overall optimal Army investment strategies.... Long Range Army Materiel Requirements Plan LRAMRP, Multi- objective capital budgeting, Weighted linear goal programming, General Algebraic Modeling System GAMS.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE