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dc.contributor.advisorWood, R. Kevin
dc.contributor.authorViado, Harold A.
dc.dateJune, 1999
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-07T15:34:50Z
dc.date.available2012-09-07T15:34:50Z
dc.date.issued1999-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/13567
dc.description.abstractOperational Maneuver From the Sea (OMFTS) is a Marine Corps concept that shifts the emphasis from blue-water superiority to power projection in the littorals. OMFTS treats the sea as maneuver space, and moves forces directly from ship to objectives ashore with little or no prior build-up of supplies ashore. This thesis develops the Sea-Based Logistic Optimization Model (SBLOM), an integer programming model that assesses the feasibility of conducting sea- based logistics in an OMFTS scenario based on capabilities of current and future assets, e.g., the Landing Craft Air Cushion and the MV-22 Osprey aircraft. SBLOM minimizes (when feasible) the initial fuel requirement of the Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU(SOC)) ashore, and develops a fuel-delivery schedule from the sea using the lift assets available on a group of three or four ships known as an Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG). Using two OMFTS scenarios, SBLOM is run with the ARG at stand-off distances of 50, 70, and 100 nautical miles. The scenarios involve a humanitarian mission and an amphibious raid. In all cases, the use of sea-based logistics is feasible: An optimal delivery schedule is developed that meets the daily fuel requirements of the MEU(SOC) and maintains sufficient fuel levels the throughout the mission's duration.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/anoptimizationmo1094513567
dc.format.extentxvi, 61 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleAn optimization model for sea-based supply of bulk fuel for a deployed marine expeditionary uniten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Navy (U.S.N.) author.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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