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Multidimensional Logistics Network Modeling Using t4ultidimensional Spreadsheet…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
26109
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
26109
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Caps Logistics, Inc.
2700 Cumberland Parkway Atlanta, GA 30339
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: Multidimensional Logistics Network Modeling Using t4ultidimensional Spreadsheet and Mathematical Programming Software
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $59,864.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop ne%v methodolooy allowing non-technical planners to specify, generate, and solve multidimensional logistics network problems. Our approach is based on in- tegrating new generations of multidimensional spreadsheet software, mathematical programming languages, and ultimately interactive map-based user interfaces. Multidimensional logistics network problems include multicommodity flow prob- lems time-expanded network flow problems, networks with addtional non-network constraints, and 0/1 integer network problems. For escample, the number of planes of type C5 moving between Scott AFB and lliblcam AFB in a five-day period is an example of a multidimensional decision variable in a logistics network. We focus on this class of problems ijecause of their im- portance in practics^ their technical complexity requiring advanced mathematical optimization approches available in mathematical programming languages, and their multi- dimensional nature suggesting the opportunity to exploit advanced multidimensional spreadsheet user interfaces. Results t#ill directly impact military mobility modeling,

Principal Investigator:

Lalliam C. Nulty, Ph.d.
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Caps Logistics, Inc.
2700 Cumberland Parkway Atlanta, GA 30339

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No