A Decision Support Model for Valuing Proposed Improvements in Component Reliability
Research rept. 1 Oct 2004-30 Jun 2005
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY
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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.
- Administration and Management
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies