Development of RMS Cost Model and Demonstration of Alternative OH-58 Maintenance Scenarios
Final rept. Jun 1974-Nov 1975
TECHNOLOGY INC DAYTON OH INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS DIV
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For several years, the Army has employed the Reliability and Maintainability Simulator RMS computer program to simulate the operation and maintenance of helicopter fleets of up to 24 aircraft. However, since the basic RMS model did not include cost information, the economic consequences of changes in the maintenance procedures could not be projected, and the cost effectiveness of contemplated reliability improvements could not be evaluated. Consequently, to remedy these deficiencies, the RMS model was revised and expanded to an RMS COST model by adding a cost computation to determine all operating and maintenance costs during the simulation period. The resultant RMS COST model was demonstrated by executing a simulation of an OH-58 helicopter company with a baseline mission and maintenance system scenario and then with six alternative scenarios.