Defense Transportation: Algorithms, Models and Applications for the 21st Century


  • Robert Brigantic, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson, USA.
  • Jean Mahan, USTRANSCOM, Scott, USA.

This book contains papers divided into three general sections according to the title of this text: algorithms, models, and applications. The first section on algorithms contains papers that are theoretical in nature or contain new techniques that relate to Defense Transportation System (DTS) processes. A sampling of the papers contained in this section deals with group theoretic "tabu" search techniques, shortest path sailing distance algorithms, and strategic airlift model validation methods. The second section contains papers on various transportation models used throughout the DoD and transportation industry, as well as some newly developed transportation modelling methods that may eventually find their way into larger scale transportation models. A review of the major strategic mobility models is also contained in this section. The third section contains papers on various transportation applications that have been used to support various DTS studies and analyses. This section also contains a diverse set of topics, with articles ranging from a paper on North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) strategic lift requirements to an analysis paper on theater reception, staging, onward movement, and integration.
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Mathematicians, engineers, economists, and anyone with mathematical modelling as a working tool.


Book information

  • Published: July 2004
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-044405-5

Table of Contents

Preface, J. W. Handy.
Introduction and Dedication, R. Brigantic and J. Mahan.
Continuous Management of Airlift and Tanker Resources: A Constraint-Based Approach, S. F. Smith, M. A. Becker and L. A. Kramer.
Solving the Theater Distribution Vehicle Routing and Scheduling Problem UsingGroup Theoretic Tabu Search, J. R. Crino, J. T. Moore, J. W. Barnes and W. P. Nanry.
Solving the Aerial Fleet Refueling Problem Using Group Theoretic Tabu Search, J. W. Barnes, V. D. Wiley, J. T. Moore and D. M. Ryer.
An Algorithm for Finding Shortest Sailing Distance from Any Maritime NavigablePoint to a Designated Port, E. R. Beeker.
The Algebra of Airlift, R. T. Brigantic and D. Merrill.
Using Low-Dimensional Patterns in Optimizing Simulators: An Illustration for theMilitary Airlift Problem, W. B. Powell, T. T. Wu, H. P. Simao and A. Whisman.
The Covalidation of Dissimilarly Structured Strategic Airlift Models, S. A. Wright, K. W. Bauer, Jr. and M. E. Oxley.
Large-Scale Optimization Planning Methods for the Distribution of United StatesArmy Munitions, S. J. Clark, C. Barnhart and S. E. Kolitz.
PORTSIM 5: Modeling from a Seaport Level, D. L. Howard, M. J. Bragen, J. F. Burke Jr. and R. J. Love.
Modelling Force Deployments from Army Installations Using the TransportationSystem Capability (TRANSCAP) Model: A Standardized Approach, J. F. Burke Jr., R. J. Love and C. M. Macal.
Airfield Simulation with Optimization via Decomposition, T. W. Cusick.
Mathematically Modeling Munitions Prepositioning and Movement, D. P. Johnstone, R. R. Hill and J. T. Moore.
A Multi-Method Approach to the Combat Air Forces Mix and Deployment Problem, S. M. Swartz and A. W. Johnson.
Analytical Modeling of Joint Reception, Staging, Onward Movement, and Integration, N. P. Sherman and J. P. Kharoufeh.
A Simulation Architecture to Support Intratheater Sealift Operations, J.F. Leathrum Jr., R.R. Mielke, S. Mazumdar, R. Mathew, Y. Manepalli, V. Pillai, R.N. Malladi and J. Joines.
A Review of Strategic Mobility Models Supporting the Defense TransportationSystem, K. McKinzie and J.W. Barnes.
The NATO Strategic Commanders’ Assessment of Requirements for StrategicSea and Airlift, J.J. deNijs.
A Multiagent Framework for Collaborative Airlift Planning using CommercialAir Assets, G.A. Godfrey, C. Hellings and A. Knutsen.
Deploying the Army Interim Brigade Combat Team. A Quick-Look Approach forStrategic Force Closure Assessments, J.M. Mahan, W.H. Key II, K. Reckamp and R.T. Brigantic.
The Deployment Scheduling Analysis Tool (DSAT), T.J. Hodgson, B. Melendez, K.A. Thoney and T. Trainor.
Network Design Formulations for Scheduling U.S. Air Force Channel RouteMissions, C.A. Nielsen, A.P. Armacost, C. Barnhart and S.E. Kolitz.
Performing Comprehensive Reception, Staging, Onward Movement, andIntegration Analysis in a Theater of Operations, C. VanGroningen, D. Blachowicz, M. Braun and M. Widing.