Accession Number:

ADA443288

Title:

A Decision Support Model for Valuing Proposed Improvements in Component Reliability

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. 1 Oct 2004-30 Jun 2005

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY

Report Date:

2005-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

Developing a methodology and a tool for estimating the operational availability Ao of a weapon system based on component-level reliability and maintainability data is the goal of this research. Specifically, the authors present two spreadsheet models and one discrete-event simulation model using the Arena simulation language. The first two models support life-cycle cost calculations and are static in nature. The third model incorporates the interactions among reliability, time to repair, and operational availability into a discrete-event simulation model that can support a weapon-system-level risk analysis. These models are developed as proof-of-concept to demonstrate the potential methodology using hypothetical yet realistic data.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE