Timely Decision-Making for Logistics Support

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,086.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8750-07-C-0122
Award Id:
81964
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-070-2113
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2673 Commons Blvd, Suite 25, Beavercreek, OH, 45431
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
099666211
Principal Investigator:
ScottCone
Principal Investigator
(937) 306-5003
scottcone@jxtai.com
Business Contact:
TerryFulbright
President/CEO
(937) 306-5003
tfulbright@jxtai.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Logistics planning has traditionally been treated as a support function to military operational planning, even though transportation options are a key enabler and limiter of any military operation. However, the need for greater mobility, flexibility, efficiency, rapid response capabilities and effective joint operations dictates a new approach in which deployment planning is better integrated into core mission planning processes. New technologies are needed to enable the rapid identification of feasible transportation options; enhance shared awareness of the commander's intent and available transportation options and constraints; and enhance collaboration among the supported and supporting commands. This effort focuses on improved algorithms for determining optimized transportation solutions in a matter of hours or minutes rather than days. Our solution will extend state of the art methods involving Tabu search algorithms and adapt them into a decision support tool that can produce more effective Airlift transportation solutions in significantly less time than current models. It will also incorporate human guidance and collaborative components in order to enhance algorithm performance, accommodate dynamic requirements and priorities, and facilitate shared transportation situation awareness. The resulting system will be a powerful decision tool that can be easily integrated into current planning processes.

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