The Support-Availability Multi-System Operations Model 640592
The Support-Availability Multi-System Operations Model (SAMSOM) is a Monte Carlo simulation model programmed for the IBM 7090/94 computer. Model inputs include system and subsystem reliability and maintainability parameters and desired quantities of support resources (people, parts, equipment, and facilities). Activated by flying schedules, sortie requirements, alert commitments, and operations policies, it simulates weapon system operations and logistics support requirements at one or more bases. It also provides outputs reflecting the capability of an aircraft organization to maintain selected readiness and alert postures and generate sorties to support interdiction, air-defense, close-support, or other operations requirements.