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Overview

OSCAM Air was developed by NCCA in conjunction with NAVAIR to address operating and support costs for naval fixed wing and rotary aircraft, OSCAM Air represents standup profiles, operating profiles, maintenance characteristics and support structures.  It allows cost profiles to be generated across the operating life of an aircraft program based on aircraft numbers and activities. OSCAM Air v4 introduced UAV specific features to allow costing of unmanned air vehicle programs.

OSCAM Air v4 Suite

The simulation is controlled via a powerful user interface that allows selection and editing of data, running the simulation, analysis of results and a number of analysis tools, including risk analysis. The business processes are documented through interactive influence diagrams that are accessible via every input and output in the model. These diagrams ensure that OSCAM is not a black box; as a result the analyst can fully understand and can have confidence in the outputs generated by the model.

OSCAM Air v4 is designed to be flexible so that it can be used to represent a wide range of aircraft. It is supported by VAMOSC-based data for in-service and historical aircraft; as a result OSCAM can be used to develop a cost estimate for a new aircraft class by using an existing class as a baseline or using an analogy based on a variety of ship classes. OSCAM Ship v4 provides a number of choices on the level of detail that is required to populate a data record. This allows OSCAM to be used early on in the development process and then to grow as the program matures to include a more detailed representation of the platform operations and support.

A range of output formats is provided including: CAPE '07 O&S cost tables at different levels of aggregation, comparative graphs that allows differences between scenarios or aircraft types to be compared, sand charts, color of money cost categories and s-curves from uncertainty analysis.

A suite of tools is provided as part of the standard installations:

New Features in OSCAM Air v4

OSCAM Air v4 is available to anyone who previously had access to OSCAM Air v3. A guide is available to help OSCAM Air v3 users migrate to v4 and later. More...

OSCAM Air Tutorials

A series of automated tutorials have been created to provide a taste of the functionality to those who have not yet attended the training course, as well as a "how to..." reminder for those that have.

Tutorials demonstrate the development of input datasets and use of output analysis tools. More...

OSCAM Air Downloads

OSCAM Air v4 and historic data (derived from VAMOSC data) is available for download. A username and password is required for the download, which is provided on successful completion of the training course. Any patches and updates for OSCAM Air v4 will also be available on the page. More...