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Air Fleet and Facility Planning via Optimal Control Models

Sarma, VVS and Ramchand, K (1979) Air Fleet and Facility Planning via Optimal Control Models. In: IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part A: Systems and Humans, 9 (3). pp. 131-142.

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A study is presented which is aimed at developing techniques suitable for effective planning and efficient operation of fleets of aircraft typical of the air force of a developing country. An important aspect of fleet management, the problem of resource allocation for achieving prescribed operational effectiveness of the fleet, is considered. For analysis purposes, it is assumed that the planes operate in a single flying-base repair-depot environment. The perennial problem of resource allocation for fleet and facility buildup that faces planners is modeled and solved as an optimal control problem. These models contain two "policy" variables representing investments in aircraft and repair facilities. The feasibility of decentralized control is explored by assuming the two policy variables are under the control of two independent decisionmakers guided by different and not often well coordinated objectives.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part A: Systems and Humans
Publisher: IEEE
Additional Information: Copyright 1979 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2010 09:20
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2010 09:20
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/32329

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