Theses and Dissertations
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Planning the optimal transit for a ship through a mapped minefield
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2009-09)
This thesis develops (a) a mission-planning tool for a Navy Mine Counter Measure (MCM) force to find a minimum-risk route for a surface ship through a mapped minefield, and (b) a heuristic to identify a sequence of mines ...
Adaptive selections of sample size and solver iterations in stochastic optimization with applicåation to nonlinear commodity flow problems
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2009-03)
We present an algorithm to approximately solve certain stochastic nonlinear programs through sample average approximations. The sample sizes in these approximations are selected by approximately solving optimal control ...
Tri-level optimization for anti-submarine warfare mission planning
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2008-09)
We develop the Game-Theoretic ASW Mission Planner (G-TAMP), an operational-level planning aid for the tasking of anti-submarine warfare (ASW) platforms to protect a high-value unit (HVU) from attack by hostile submarines ...
Optimizing the U.S. Marine Corps' Selective Reenlisted Bonus program for the career force retention
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2007-09)
The Marine Corps uses its Selective Reenlisted Bonus (SRB) Program to influence Marines to reenlist for a designated term into certain Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs) in order to reach planned manpower goals. The ...
U.S. chemical warfare stockpile vulnerability effects to local infrastructure from a chemical-agent release
This thesis develops methods to identify certain infrastructure vulnerabilities from the accidental or intentional release of a chemical agent from a U.S. Chemical Warfare Stockpile and Facility (CF). For the region ...
Defending electrical power grids
(Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2007-03)
This thesis considers the problem of protecting an electrical power grid against a potential attack on its physical infrastructure. We develop a mathematical model, called â Defense of Known Interdictionsâ (DKI), that ...
Weapon-target pairing revising an air tasking order in real-time
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2006-09)
Well-publicized lost opportunities for U.S. and coalition air forces to strike enemy leadership targets in Afghanistan and Iraq demonstrate the importance of Time Sensitive Targeting. How do we "pair" the weapon and weapons ...
Optimized recovery of damaged electrical power grids
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2006-03)
This thesis formulates and solves a mixed-integer program to plan the recovery of an electrical power transmission grid that has been damaged by a natural disaster or terrorist attack. The damage can be extensive and ...
Delaying a convoy
(Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2005-12)
This thesis studies "the convoy-path interdiction problem" (CPIP) in which an interdictor uses limited resources to attack and disrupt road segments ("arcs") or road intersections ("nodes") in a road network in order to ...
An enhanced implementation of models for electric power grid interdiction
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2005-09)
This thesis evaluates the ability of the Xpress-MP software package to solve complex, iterative mathematicalprogramming problems. The impetus is the need to improve solution times for the VEGA software package, which ...
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