Identifying aircraft and personnel needs to meet on-station patrol requirements

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Authors
  1. Bourque, F-A.
  2. Mirshak, R.
  3. Massel, P.L.
  4. Nguyen, B.U.
  5. Ansell, J.C.W.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, Ottawa ON (CAN)
Abstract
Determining the required number of aircraft and personnel to maintain a given presence on station is a common and important problem in military contexts. In this paper, the proposed approach consists of finding schedules for multiple aircraft that meet the on-station requirement while minimizing the number of aircraft and crews required. Specifically, after discussing the schedule for a single aircraft, an integer program for the multiple aircraft case is formulated and presented. To capture the effect of unplanned maintenance on the overall number of required aircraft, a parameterized serviceability model is also introduced. As illustrated by a case study, this easy to implement methodology is able to provide quick and insightful results to the decision makers.
Keywords
scheduling;integer programming;serviceability
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2014-P17 — External Literature
Date of publication
17 Jun 2014
Number of Pages
7
DSTKIM No
CA039233
CANDIS No
800034
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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