Accession Number : ADA293468

Title :   Weapon System Optimization Model (SYSMOD) Demonstration User's Manual.

Descriptive Note : Contractor rept. Oct 91-Jun 92,

Corporate Author : SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS CORP SAN ANTONIO TX

Personal Author(s) : Bartenwerfer, David ; Rue, Robert C. ; Rogers, Sandra G.

PDF Url : ADA293468

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The objective of this research was to illustrate the Weapon System Optimization Model (SYSMOD) concept and to show how it could be applied during the Concept Exploration phase of weapon system acquisition. SYSMOD is an Integrated system of existing and new manpower, personnel, and training models for use in the weapon system acquisition process. The SYSMOD model guides the user through the process of: (1) defining operation and support scenarios that will be used to simulate the maintenance of the proposed new weapon system; (2) running a simulation to determine whether the available manpower meets the imposed criteria for weapon system availability and cost; and, (3) conducting machine-to-machine, man-to-man tradeoffs that will drive subsequent simulations so that the user can determine a good, cost-effective mix of maintenance hardware and Manpower-Personnel-Training (MPT) resources. Using primarily notional weapon systems and Air Force Specialties (AFSs), the model demonstration helps explain the SYSMOD framework, helps users to elicit information needed to build the model and serves as an effective training tool to convey the concept, operation, and benefits of SYSMOD to potential users in the Air Force.

Descriptors :   *USER MANUALS, *OPTIMIZATION, *DEMONSTRATIONS, *WEAPON SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS, *AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT, MAINTENANCE, SCENARIOS, SIMULATION, AIR FORCE, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, ACQUISITION, MODELS, TRAINING, TRAINING DEVICES, WEAPON SYSTEMS, COSTS, AVAILABILITY, MANPOWER, TRADE OFF ANALYSIS, MILITARY PROCUREMENT.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE