Abdeslem Boukhtouta

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The main intent of this paper is to address the issue of middleware in network centric operations. To this end, we characterize a set of Information Technology capabilities that such a middleware should implement. Afterwards, we will discuss the design and architectural aspects of these capabilities. This will lead us to an efficient and practical decision(More)
There are a number of sources of randomness that arise in military airlift operations. However, the cost of uncertainty can be difficult to estimate, and is easy to overestimate if we use simplistic decision rules. Using data from Canadian military airlift operations, we study the effect of uncertainty in customer demands as well as aircraft failures, on(More)
—Complex problems involving multiple agents exhibit varying degrees of cooperation. The levels of cooperation might reflect both differences in information as well as differences in goals. In this research, we develop a general mathematical model for distributed, semi-cooperative planning and suggest a solution strategy which involves decomposing the system(More)
This paper presents a simulation study for military land equipment operational availability (OA). A discrete event simulation model was developed within this study to support the analysis of the effect of several maintenance regimes on OA namely Corrective Maintenance (CM), Scheduled Preventive Maintenance (SPM), and Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM). The(More)