The AMC Barrel Allocator Demonstration
The Graphical Commitment Matrix
The resource capacity window or the graphical commitment matrix
represents the resource utilization over time.
In our example, we opened a view
containing four C141 wings. The missions loaded in this example correspond to
some snapshot taken during September 1998. Each row represents one of
the C141 wings. The height of the row represents the wing's possessed
capacity. For example, for the 305AMW-C141 wing, the height of the
row represents its 16 aircraft, while for the 437AW-C141 it represents
its 10 aircraft. The black line is the contract level: the capacity
below the black line represents the aircraft available to the Barrel, the capacity above
the line represent the fences aircraft.
The blue region in the window represent allocated missions and the
white is the capacity still available.
By pressing the I-button in the
toolbar and placing the mouse pointer over the blue region of the graph creates
an additional window that provides additional information about the missions
scheduled in that particular interval.
In the selected interval, we can see that for the selected interval,
the contract level is 10 aircraft and 10 missions have already been
allocated for these planes.
The Allocation Summary
A summarized textual commitment
matrix can be created by either clicking the mouse over the interval when the
info window is up, or by selecting a given interval and using the menu command Edit
| Show Interval Usage.
To select an interval, from Misc menu select
the time granularity for the selection. Then click on the square button in the
toolbar and drag the mouse over the interval to be selected. More than one
resource can be selected. Shift-Click allows discontinuous selections.
The textual commitment matrix summarizes the allocation
information for the selected interval. It displays the resource availability
and utilization. By clicking on a cell for a certain mission type creates a
mission view containing those missions. For example, if you click on any cell
in the channel line, a mission window containing those channel missions will be
created. It is also possible to create a mission window for all missions in a
selected interval in the graphical resource view. Just box an interval and use
the menu command Edit | Create Order Window.
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