Application of Integer Linear Programming for Optimal Student Loadings at NFTC

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Authors
  1. Caron, J.-D.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, Ottawa ON (CAN)
Abstract
This technical note presents a methodology that can be used to determine the optimal student loadings of NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) Phases III and IV, based on the NFTC schedule produced in a recent study conducted by the Operational Research and Analysis Directorate. The document describes the objective and the constraints of the linear programming systems that were developed. The aim is to maximize the total number of students subject to several constraints, which include the number of students for the serials already in-house, a maximum and a minimum number of students per serial, and a maximum number of students on the flightline. Additionally, the technical note includes the solutions of six Phase III systems (maximum of 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 students on the flightline) and four Phase IV systems (maximum of 18, 20, 22 and 24 students on the flightline) solved with What'sBestl, a package from Lindo Systems Inc.
Keywords
NATO Flying Training in Canada;NFTC;Serial;Course Loading;Phase III;Phase IV;Linear Programming;Integer;Optimization;Lindo;What's Best?
Report Number
DRDC-CORA-TN-2005-007 — Technical Note
Date of publication
01 Jul 2005
Number of Pages
35
DSTKIM No
CA026162
CANDIS No
523951
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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