Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Operational Sciences
Victor D. Wiley, PhD
Scheduling of flights for a flight training squadron involves the coordination of time and resources in a dynamic environment. The generation of a daily flight schedule (DFS) requires the proper coordination of resources within established time windows. This research provides a decision support tool to assist in the generation of the DFS. Three different priority rules are investigated for determining an initial ordering of flights and a shifting bottleneck heuristic is used to establish a candidate DFS. A user interface allows a scheduler to interact with the decision support tool during the DFS generation process. Furthermore, the decision support tool provides the capability to produce a weekly schedule for short-term planning purposes as well as the entire flight training program schedule for long- term planning purposes.
DTIC Accession Number
Aslan, Davut, "A Decision Support System for Effective Scheduling in an F-16 Pilot Training Squadron" (2003). Theses and Dissertations. 4298.