Accession Number : ADA156317
Title : Analytic Simulation of the Performance of Mobile Maintenance Contact Teams
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT MUNITIONS AND CHEMICAL COMMAND ROCK ISLAND IL READINESS DIRECTORATE
Personal Author(s) : Schlenker, George J
Report Date : May 1985
Pagination or Media Count : 57
Abstract : This report presents an approach to describing the performance of mobile, maintenance contact teams (C-teams). These teams support a tactical military system within a specific service area, such as along a Division Front. The teams are dispatched to a failed unit, diagnose and repair the fault, and move to the next customer without leaving the service area. The mathematical model of this system describes the stochastic steady-state using Markov process theory. Solutions are obtained by solving the linear, steady-state equations using an efficient numerical procedure. The implementing computer program source code is included in the report. A parametric analysis was performed using values characteristic of an air defense system. Parameters examined include: (a) intercustomer speed and variation in speed, (b) density of the C-teams, (c) dedicated versus nondedicated teams, (d) mean time between service requests, (e) mean diagnostic and repair time, and (f) form of the probability distribution for total service time. For the interested analyst, the report sketches the method of derivation of formulas. Computer source code for the implementing programs is included with extensive comments. Key words: Operations research, Queueing theory, Markov processes, Reliability and Maintainability, Maintenance systems, Contact teams, Numerical methods, Distribution theory.
Descriptors : *MAINTENANCE , *MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT , AIR DEFENSE , CODING , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , DIAGNOSIS(GENERAL) , DISTRIBUTION THEORY , EQUATIONS , MARKOV PROCESSES , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , MEAN , MILITARY APPLICATIONS , MOBILE , NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES , OPERATIONS RESEARCH , PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS , PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS , QUEUEING THEORY , RELIABILITY , REPAIR , SIMULATION , SOURCES , STEADY STATE , STOCHASTIC PROCESSES , TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , THEORY , TIME
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE