The RAMF-SM Material Demand Computation Program: Documentation and User’s Guide

March, 2022
IDA document: P-22689
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Strategy, Forces and Resources Division
Eleanor L. Schwartz See more authors
This paper documents the methodology and associated computer program for the portion of the Risk Assessment and Mitigation Framework for Strategic Materials (RAMF-SM) that calculates demands for strategic and critical materials. The paper provides detailed documentation, including mathematical derivations, of the methodological improvements that have been made to the RAMF-SM material demand computation process in the past few years. The paper also provides a user’s guide to the computer program, with sample input and output files. A goal of the paper is to enable a new user to be able to run the program, set up its inputs and interpret its output. Developed by the Institute for Defense Analyses, RAMF-SM has played a key role in the analyses that have supported the Reports to the Congress from the Department of Defense concerning requirements for the National Defense Stockpile of strategic and critical non-fuel materials.