Tactical Simulation (TACSIM). A Program to Evaluate the TACFIRE Maintenance Support.
ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J
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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 andor 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
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