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Digital Avionics Information System (DAIS): Life Cycle Cost Impact Modeling System Reliability, Maintainability, and Cost Model (RMCM) - Description, Users Guide.

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This technical report provides guidance to the users of the Reliability, Maintainability, and Cost Model RMCM. This report contains all information needed for users to interact with the RMCM computer program from a computer terminal. The RMCM and the Training Requirements Analysis Model TRAMOD described in AFHRL-TR-78-58II are the two computer programs that are part of the Life Cycle Cost Impact MODEL LCCIM modeling system. The LCCIM can be used to assess the impact of weapon system characteristics on human resource requirements and life cycle cost. It was developed to provide the Air Force with a better in-house capability to conduct trade-offs between competing design, manpower, and logistics alternatives. The initial application of LCCIM was directed at determining potential impacts of the Digital Avionics Information System DAIS concept on system support personnel requirements and life cycle cost. The modeling system is, however, applicable in the development of any new weapon system or the modification of an existing weapon system. The RMCM serves as a powerful tool within the LCCIM for conducting resource requirements, costing, and trade-off analyses. User-oriented, it accepts input data at varying levels of detail during all phases of the weapon system acquisition process. Also, the speed of the interactive RMCM computer program will encourage more trade-off analyses early in the design process, where cost avoidance actions are most effective. The RMCM data processing takes into account the interaction between support requirements and cost parameters.

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  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

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