Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Operational Sciences
James T. Moore, PhD.
This research provides insight into the cargo unloading and loading process and times at three airfields in Afghanistan. Using a linear regression model and its prediction capability, a more stabilized environment is produced. This uses the times from seven historical months of continuous operations in Afghanistan and uses this information for the prediction expressions. Using this model, no throughput is lowered and early and late times are lowered by an average of seven minutes per mission. Over the course of a month, this increases planning stability by 74.1 hours. This not only impacts the planning at the downrange location, but also impacts worldwide operations and cargo movement.
DTIC Accession Number
Bucheit, Eric W. Jr., "Optimizing Ground Times for AMC Aircraft in Afghanistan" (2011). Theses and Dissertations. 1488.