Accession Number : AD0276382

Title :   EFFECTS OF COMBINED ENVIRONMENTS

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : ARNOLD,J.S.

Report Date : MAR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The general problem of environmental effects upon test units (TU) was studied, and the assumptions necessary to its treatment were formulated. The existence of solutions, their types, and some of the logical constraints that are important in the manipulation are indicated. The application of the qualitative environment--testunit analysis involves listing the states that describe the TU, the measurable physical parameters necessary to describe each of the listed states, the environment factors that can be used to describe the environments, and the measurable physical parameters affected by each of the environment factors. A comparison of these lists for the TU in the given environment will indicate which environment factors will affect the TU. The machine application of this analysis to environment problems was developed to a stage where the step-by-step procedure from input data (real environment and test unit descriptions) to output data (the environment action possibilities) can be traced. (Author)

Descriptors :   *TEST METHODS, COMPUTERS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), OPERATIONS RESEARCH, QUALITY CONTROL, RELIABILITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE