Accession Number : AD0659733

Title :   DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR CAMCOS. A COMPUTER-ASSISTED MAINTENANCE PLANNING AND CONTROL SYSTEM,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Drezner,S. M. ; VanHorn,R. L.

Report Date : JUL 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : A description is presented of CAMCOS, an on-line, real-time computer system for Air Force base-level maintenance planning and control activities. CAMCOS is designed to provide a high-level capability for critical missions and economical performance during routine operations. A mission generator helps to select an aircraft to fulfill a sortie request, and sends the dispatch notices to ready it for its mission. The system handles planning, scheduling, dispatching, and control for flight-line, bench, and periodic maintenance on a unified basis that relates maintenance to operational requirements. The current status of all resources, workload, and aircraft is maintained in the system. An event monitor follows all flight-line jobs and other critical tasks, notifying the appropriate manager if a departure from plan occurs. Job requirements for reported malfunctions and other priority workload are matched against resources, and scheduled to meet aircraft recovery targets. Personnel in maintenance squadrons report work requirements; events such as start of job, end of job, etc.; and changes in resource availability through the control system. These data are used for planning and controlling the maintenance activity and are saved by the system for subsequent analysis and reporting. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAINTENANCE, *CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, COMPUTERS), SCHEDULING, REAL TIME, AIRCRAFT, MONITORS, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE, LOGISTICS, DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, JOB ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE