New Capabilities for Strategic Mobility Analysis Using Mathematical Programming

by Michael G. Mattock, John F. Schank, James P. Stucker, Jeff Rothenberg


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Drawbacks in the ability of current models to evaluate how many assets would be required to achieve a specific closure (delivery) date prompted RAND to recommend that the Joint Staff develop new models specifically to address mobility requirements issues for military transportation systems. RAND identified two technologies as promising: knowledge-based modeling and mathematical programming modeling. This report describes the development and operating characteristics of a family of strategic mobility models using the mathematical programming approach. It also includes the formulas and GAMs computer programs so that others can verify, duplicate, or extend the model.

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