Accession Number : AD0778751

Title :   A Computer Model for Economic Analysis of Army Aircraft RAM Improvement Proposals.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY AVIATION SYSTEMS COMMAND ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s) : Kassos,Tony

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : The report has been prepared for presentation to the Joint AMC/TRADOC RAM Seminar scheduled for 4th Quarter, FY 1974, at Ft. Lee, Virginia. AR 702-3, Army Material Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM), 22 March 73 places increased emphasis on the cost impact of RAM efforts. This division was invited by the seminar sponsors to deliver a presentation on an economic analysis model developed here and to discuss how it could be applied to RAM cost studies. This report is in response to this request. A computer model is presented for preparing the cost trade off studies of RAM efforts required by AR 702-3. The model is specifically directed to RAM efforts involving Army aircraft. It determines the total life cycle cost impact of a RAM effort and pertinent RAM parameters. It is a modification of the economic analysis model mentioned above and is a preliminary effort to combine the methodologies of cost analysis and product assurance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Army aircraft, *Economics, Life cycles, Cost analysis, Maintainability, Reliability, Computer programs, FORTRAN

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE