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2002-12-19Buch DOI: 10.18452/8283
A stochastic program for optimizing military sealift subject to attack
dc.contributor.authorMorton, David P.
dc.contributor.authorSalmerón, Javier
dc.contributor.authorWood, R. Kevin
dc.contributor.editorHigle, Julie L.
dc.contributor.editorRömisch, Werner
dc.contributor.editorSen, Surrajeet
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-16T19:50:47Z
dc.date.available2017-06-16T19:50:47Z
dc.date.created2006-02-22
dc.date.issued2002-12-19
dc.date.submitted2002-11-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/8935
dc.description.abstractWe describe a stochastic program for planning the wartime, sealift deployment of military cargo subject to attack. The cargo moves on ships from US or allied seaports of embarkation through seaports of debarkation (SPODs) near the theater of war where it is unloaded and sent on to final , in-theater destinations. The question we ask is: Can a deployment-planning model, with probabilistic knowledge of the time and location of potential enemy attacks on SPODs, successfully hedge against those attacks? That is, can this knowledge be used to reduce the expected disruption caused by such attacks? A specialized, multi-stage stochastic mixed-integer program is developed and answers that question in the affirmative. Furthermore, little penalty is incurred with the stochastic solution when no attack occurs, and worst-case scenarios are better. In the short term, insight gained from the stochastic-programming approach also enables better scheduling using current rule-based methods.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät II, Institut für Mathematik
dc.subject.ddc510 Mathematik
dc.titleA stochastic program for optimizing military sealift subject to attack
dc.typebook
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-10058637
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/8283
local.edoc.container-titleStochastic Programming E-Print Series
local.edoc.pages36
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local.edoc.container-type-nameSchriftenreihe
local.edoc.container-volume2003
local.edoc.container-issue1
local.edoc.container-erstkatid2936317-2

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