Accession Number:

AD0698727

Title:

A PROGRAMMER'S GUIDE TO VIMCOS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Report Date:

1969-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

197.0

Abstract:

A detailed description and directions for using all the routines of VIMCOS Vehicle for Investigation of Maintenance Control Systems, an on-line, real-time game simulation model that allows an airbase maintenance controller to select and schedule workloads. VIMCOS comprises an aircraft maintenance control system and an environmental simulator both operate within the general computer-support system composed of a supervisor written in assembler language, functional routines, display routines, information retrieval routines and the data base. Together they enable a controller to receiver event notices, get further information, make scheduling decisions, and have the system play out the consequences of the decisions. Although written in PL1, VIMCOS uses the entities-attributes-sets framework of SIMSCRIPT. The entities include aircraft malfunctions up to 100, aircraft up to 25, work centers up to 10, and resources. The basic design concepts of VIMCOS and its operation in a laboratory context are described in AD-698 731. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE