Accession Number : AD0768136

Title :   Implementation of the Feedback Capability to RISCA,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Watts,Robert J.

Report Date : MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 117

Abstract : The research is designed to expand the capabilities of the simulation computer program, RISCA (Risk Information System for Cost Analysis). RISCA has been developed for the risk analysis educational effort at the United States Army Logistics Management Center (ALMC). This computer program facilitates the analysis of systems that are representable by a general class of network structures by performing a Monte Carlo simulation of the system. Thus, RISCA provides the user with the capabilities of investigating the effects of modifying an acquisition system or comparing one acquisition system against alternate systems. RISCA's most apparent limitation, however, is its lack of a feedback capability. The purpose of this research will be to eliminate this limitation. An effort will also be made to revise the method of activity and event sequencing performed by the computer program during the simulation. This last change will be made to reduce the time to simulate systems with RISCA. The final success of expanding the capabilities of RISCA will be demonstrated by some example feedback networks. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY PROCUREMENT, COSTS), MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, PROBABILITY, DECISION MAKING, FEEDBACK, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE