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

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  • Robert Brigantic
  • Jean Mahan
  • Defense Transportation: Algorithms, Models and Applications for the 21st Century

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    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.

    Key Features

    · Preface by General John W. Handy, Commander, United States Transportation Command · Focus on land, sea, and air transportation models and methods · Manuscripts written by analysts and researchers active in the field and directly supporting the United States Defense Transportation System · Research methods were instrumental in defining the in-place DTS that so efficiently deployed forces for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom


    Mathematicians, engineers, economists, and anyone with mathematical modelling as a working tool.

    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 Using Group 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 Navigable Point 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 the Military 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 States Army 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 Transportation System 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


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    About the authors

    Robert Brigantic

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson, USA.

    Jean Mahan

    Affiliations and Expertise