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Overview

The OSCAM (Operating and Support Cost Analysis Model) family provides time evolutionary whole life costing models for a variety of US Navy weapon system platform types.  The OSCAM Ship simulation model represents the operating and support activities for a class of ships through life.

OSCAM Ship 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 Ship is designed to be flexible so that it can be used to represent a wide range of Navy platforms. It is supported by VAMOSC-based data for in-service and historical platforms; as a result OSCAM can be used to develop a cost estimate for a new platform class by using an existing class as a baseline or using an analogy based on a variety of ship classes. OSCAM Ship also 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.

OSCAM Ship v8 represented a major enhancement on earlier versions of the model. The business processes represented by the simulation were reviewed from first principals, and the user interface was re-written to make it more intuitive and flexible. OSCAM Ship undergoes incremental enhancements with OSCAM Ship v8.3 incorporating lessons learned and feedback from OSCAM users, a completely re-designed Land and Save Wizards, additional types of results graphs and tables, and a complete refresh of the user interface style.

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

OSCAM Ship v7 to Ship v8 User Guide

OSCAM Ship v8.3 is available to anyone who previously had access to OSCAM Navy Suite v7. A guide is available to help OSCAM Ship v7 users migrate to v8 and later. More...

OSCAM Ship Downloads

OSCAM Ship v8.3 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 Ship v8.3 will also be available on the page. More...