Accession Number : AD0663735

Title :   A USER'S MANUAL FOR SAMSOM II: THE SUPPORT AVAILABILITY MULTI-SYSTEM OPERATIONS MODEL,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Smith,T. C. ; Brown,G. D. ; Mason,P. A. ; Moulenbelt,R. ; Shukiar,H. J.

Report Date : NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 282

Abstract : The report identifies and explains model inputs, summarizes its logic, and describes available outputs. SAMSOM II is a Monte Carlo model programmed in SIMSCRIPT for large-scale digital computers. It simulates weapon system operations and logistics support requirements. The model is activated by aircraft sortie requirements and alert postures and accepts inputs describing resource availability, work schedules, and hardware design parameters reflecting system reliability, maintainability, and inspection requirements. The model simulates operations events (alert requirements, sortie-generation capabilities, and readiness postures) and associated logistics support requirements (manpower, equipment, facilities, and, to a limited extent, parts) for one or more aircraft at one or more bases. It also takes into account weather constraints, resource shortages, flying schedules, alert commitments, sortie configuration requirements, abort rates, attrition and battle-damage estimates, and operations policies governing sortie cancellation and make-up practices. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INSTRUCTION MANUALS), (*LOGISTICS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS), COMPUTER LOGIC, MONTE CARLO METHOD, WEAPON SYSTEMS, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, AIRCRAFT, MILITARY OPERATIONS, DIGITAL COMPUTERS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE