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dc.contributor.author Haynie, Cameron
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-17T18:12:54Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-17T18:12:54Z
dc.date.issued 2019-07-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/211975
dc.description A capstone project submitted to the faculty of the California Maritime Academy in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Transportation and Engineering Management. en_US
dc.description.abstract Alaska is a place that has challenges to logistics due to its geography and the remoteness as a region which affects the flow of goods and services statewide. Drones have become an emerging technology that offers solutions which provide more reliable logistics to remote regions. Alaska’s difficulties with logistics stem from seasonal weather patterns and remoteness of towns. These difficulties severely hinder logistics due to infrastructure being unavailable or limited. Communities depend on logistics to receive critical supplies to sustain life; any gap in services can have dire consequence and even be fatal. During the winter and times of low temperatures, primary forms of logistics like planes and marine transportation can be halted for days. Drones are not restricted as much as other transportation modes and alleviate the possibility of loss of human life due to transportation accidents. Drones present an opportunity to provide logistics in both in humanitarian and commercial realm that is more reliable and transport goods that would otherwise be unavailable. This technology represents a chance to provide solutions to food, water, medical, and other supply needs to remote villages. Drones can be flown day or night with an opportunity to improve logistics throughout Alaska from existing forms of logistics. en_US
dc.format.extent 36 en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Drone aircraft. en_US
dc.subject Logistics. en_US
dc.subject Logistics -- Alaska. en_US
dc.subject Disaster relief -- Alaska. en_US
dc.subject Alaska. en_US
dc.title Improving Logistics in Alaska through Drones en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Transportation and Engineering Management (M.S.) -- California Maritime Academy, Vallejo, California, 2018. en_US
dc.description.degree M.S. en_US


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