Part I Availability and Base Cadre Simulator

by Bernard J. Voosen, David Goldman


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The computer routines, operating manual, and programmer's manual for the Availability and Base Cadre (ABC) Simulator, one of the four simulation programs that make up the Planned Logistics Analysis and Evaluation Technique (PLANET). The ABC Simulator is intended to simulate the organizational maintenance activities in a single or multibase environment. The model can be used to simulate missiles or aircraft (in some cases, both). Its structure is very flexible and allows study of a broad range of problems, such as the impact of increased workloads and changes in hardware design and operational requirements, manning, and maintenance systems. Nearly every facet of maintenance and other logistics activities is incorporated in the model, including variable personnel staffing by type, base, and shift; travel times with delays and equipment failures; part failure modes and failure levels; and maintenance repair time distributions. (See also RM-4660 through RM-4663, RM-4950.)

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