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dc.contributor.advisorMehta, Dinesh P.
dc.contributor.advisorNewman, Alexandra M.
dc.contributor.authorRichards, Christopher D.
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-11T17:30:11Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T12:59:46Z
dc.date.available2017-10-11T17:30:11Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T12:59:46Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifierRichards_mines_0052E_11353.pdf
dc.identifierT 8362
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11124/171790
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description2017 Fall.
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation consists of three papers in various stages of publication. The first paper, "Optimal Course Scheduling for United States Air Force Academy Cadets" is currently in the final stage of review by the journal Interfaces. The paper presents a mixed integer program that considers faculty preferences along with cadet military, athletic, and academic requirements for on-time commissioning. The model is developed as part of an iterative process between faculty and the registrar to build course timetables and student schedules that honor the limited university resources and manpower. The second paper, "Minimum-Risk Routing Through a Mapped Minefield," has been submitted and is currently under review by Networks. We build a "threat-additive" approach to measuring the risk incurred by a ship navigating a naval minefield. We employ this approach, both as an integer program and as an A* search, to identify minimum-risk paths that may not be found by traditional "edge-additive" models. The last paper, "Navigating Free-Floating Minefields via Time-Evolving Voronoi Graphs," is ready for submission pending journal-specific formatting. We use environmental data to generate Voronoi graphs representing static "snapshots" of a free-floating minefield over time. Using these snapshots, we build a time-varying graph through which parametrically defined minimum-risk journeys can be found.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediumdoctoral dissertations
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.relation.ispartof2017 - Mines Theses & Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectinteger program
dc.subjectnetwork
dc.subjectVoronoi
dc.subjectnaval mines
dc.subjectA* search
dc.subjectuniversity timetabling
dc.titlePractical military applications of timetabling, path planning, and time-varying networks for maximizing mission success and minimizing risk
dc.typeText
dc.contributor.committeememberGuerra, Andres
dc.contributor.committeememberYang, Dejun
dc.contributor.committeememberPorter, Aaron T.
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorColorado School of Mines


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