A COMPARISON OF CARGO LOADING MODELS

Authors
  1. Fryer, J.M.
  2. Taylor, I.W.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research and Analysis Establishment, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Directorate of Mathematics and Statistics
Abstract
Three computer models are examined to determine their application, within the Department of National Defence, for load planning of military equipment into transport aircraft, and to compare them with the manual methods currently used. The first model, the Deployable Mobility Execution System (DMES), was designed as a tool to assist the load planner using an interactive graphicl display and disc storage of equipment files and load plans. The other two models, Hercloader, and the Lockheed Loading Model (LLM), are automatic loading models requiring no interaction on the part of the user. DMES was found to be comparable to the current manual methods in terms of time and effort required, and results obtained. These models/methods are best suited to those applications requiring detailed load planning.. Hercloader and LLM require much less time and effort, but they produce results that are approximately 15% greater than DMES or the manual methods. TRUNCATED
Report Number
DAOR-STAFFNOTE-85/7 —
Date of publication
15 Jun 1985
Number of Pages
70
DSTKIM No
85-02128
CANDIS No
46930
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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