Accession Number : AD0698727

Title :   A PROGRAMMER'S GUIDE TO VIMCOS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Hixon,O. M. , Jr ; Marks,B. G. ; Moulenbelt,R. M. ; Valadez,F. D. ; Stanton,R. E.

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 197

Abstract : A detailed description and directions for using all the routines of VIMCOS (Vehicle for Investigation of Maintenance Control Systems), an on-line, real-time game simulation model that allows an airbase maintenance controller to select and schedule workloads. VIMCOS comprises an aircraft maintenance control system and an environmental simulator; both operate within the general computer-support system composed of a supervisor (written in assembler language), functional routines, display routines, information retrieval routines and the data base. Together they enable a controller to receiver event notices, get further information, make scheduling decisions, and have the system play out the consequences of the decisions. Although written in PL/1, VIMCOS uses the entities-attributes-sets framework of SIMSCRIPT. The entities include aircraft malfunctions (up to 100), aircraft (up to 25), work centers (up to 10), and resources. The basic design concepts of VIMCOS and its operation in a laboratory context are described in AD-698 731. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT, MAINTENANCE), (*MAINTENANCE, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, GAME THEORY, SCHEDULING, DECISION MAKING

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE