Accession Number : AD0658431

Title :   PLANET: PART I. AVAILABILITY AND BASE CADRE SIMULATOR,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Voosen,Bernard J. ; Goldman,David

Report Date : APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 214

Abstract : The computer routines, operating manual, and programmer's manual are given for the Availability and Base Cadre (ABC) Simulator, one of the four simulation programs that make up the Planned Logistics Analysis and Evaluation Technique (PLANET). The ABC Simulator is intended to simulate the organizational maintenance activities in a single or multibase environment. The model can be used to simulate missiles or aircraft (in some cases, both). Its structure is very flexible and allows study of a broad range of problems, such as the impact of increased workloads, changes in hardware design and/or operational requirements, manning, and maintenance systems. Nearly every facet of maintenance and other logistics activities is incorporated in the model, including variable personnel staffing by type, base, and shift; travel times with delays and equipment failures; part failure modes and failure levels; maintenance repair time distributions, etc. Although PLANET is programmed in SIMSCRIPT, the user need not be an experienced SIMSCRIPT programmer to conduct a simulation. The step-by-step instructions given in the programmer's manual will enable the user to assemble his data in a form acceptable to the model. The ABC simulator has the capability to rerun a simulation from any point, without repeating the previous execution. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LOGISTICS, WEAPON SYSTEMS), (*SIMULATORS, MAINTENANCE), COMPUTERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INSTRUCTION MANUALS, AIRCRAFT, SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE