Accession Number : AD0777456

Title :   Criteria for Evaluating Weapon System Reliability, Availability and Costs.

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : The purpose of this task was to determine the relationships among system and subsystem reliability, availability and life cycle costs. To accomplish this a model was constructed to determine the optimum reliability for each of the subsystems that comprise a system such that the total life cycle cost of the system, as affected by reliability, is minimized. Three principal submodels were constructed. These are: cost of system downtime (costs to achieve constant mission requirements) resulting from imperfect reliability; design, development, test, acquisition, and program management costs associated with achieving reliability; and maintenance and support costs affected by subsystem reliability. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *WEAPON SYSTEMS, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, LOGISTICS PLANNING, COSTS, MAINTENANCE, RELIABILITY, LIFE CYCLES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE