Accession Number : AD0787362

Title :   Tactical Simulation (TACSIM). A Program to Evaluate the TACFIRE Maintenance Support.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : Wood,John W. , Jr

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 197

Abstract : Life cycle logistical support costs have ranged as high as one hundred times greater than the original procurement costs of large scale electronic systems. The interaction between design parameters and logistical support parameters provide project managers with a tradeoff analysis of the resource allocations versus time and availability constraints. TACSIM, an acronym for tactical simulation, is a four division deployed type corps simulation, specifically designed to evaluate the logistical support parameters as a function of the mean time between failure (MTBF). Given an optimal maintenance management policy from an analytical model, such as, the Generalized Electronic Maintenance Model (GEMM), TACSIM FORTRAN subroutines constructs probability distributions based on reliability test data and/or engineering estimates. The main General Purpose Simulation System V program simulates failures at Corps Battalion, Corps Battery, Division FDC, Division Battalion and Division Battery levels over the ten year life cycle of the total system. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Logistics support, *Computer programs, Electronic equipment, Life cycles, Reliability(Electronics), Maintainability, Artillery, FORTRAN

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE