Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Department of Operational Sciences
Brian Lunday, PhD
Matthew Robbins, PhD
This dissertation considers the importance of optimizing deployed military medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) systems and utilizes operations research techniques to develop models that allow military medical planners to analyze different strategies regarding the management of MEDEVAC assets in a deployed environment. For optimization models relating to selected subproblems of the MEDEVAC enterprise, the work herein leverages integer programming, multi-objective optimization, Markov decision processes, approximate dynamic programming, and machine learning, as appropriate, to identify relevant insights for aerial MEDEVAC operations.
DTIC Accession Number
Jenkins, Phillip R., "Strategic Location and Dispatch Management of Assets in a Military Medical Evacuation Enterprise" (2019). Theses and Dissertations. 2292.