EIN6905FinalProject

EIN6905FinalProject - OEM 2009 EIN 6905 Master's Project...

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OEM 2009 EIN 6905 Master’s Project NASA Constellation Supply Chain  Modeling and  Optimization
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Agenda Executive Summary Introduction Assumptions Synopsis of Analyses Additional Factors Recommendations Conclusions
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Executive Summary       The  new  NASA  Constellation  Program seeks to establish a permanently occupied moon  base  as  a  training  ground  for eventual long term stays on Mars.  Such a base  will  require  a  supply  chain  to  keep the occupants alive and well.  This project explores  the  structure  of  such  a  supply chain using a tool built for the task called SpaceNet.
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      On  January  14,  2004,  President  George W.  Bush  named  a  new  NASA  goal  of returning American astronauts to the moon by  2020  for  long  term  permanent  human presence.    To  explore  supply  chain management  for  this  goal,  NASA commissioned MIT to develop SpaceNet.  This  modest,  first  generation  freeware program  models  interplanetary  supply chains. Introduction
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together  as  its  calculation  backbone.    It has a graphical user interface and allows the user to select elements and nodes and  to specify end demands.  It sets up, but  does not solve, optimization problems.  It requires  external  packages  such  as CPLEX or SYMPHONY to execute actual optimizations. Introduction (continued)
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2010 for the course EIN 6905 taught by Professor Sapra during the Spring '09 term at University of Florida.

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