Accession Number : AD0282106

Title :   QUALITY CONTROL AND RELIABILITY FOR A TOTAL WEAPON SYSTEM,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Bean ,Eloise E. ; Steger,Wilbur A.

Report Date : AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : A possible approach is suggested for applying techniques to the established fields of reliability analysis and quality control. These techniques, including manned and all-computer simulation and tradeoff analysis between reliability, quality control, support, and the weapon end item, have not been explicitly considered and used by decision-makers responsible for reliability and quality control. Weapon system quality control actions are actions taken during the weapon planning and development cycle to help ensure to the commander a high degree of confidence in his over-all system. Some specific examples of how military or industrial decision-makers might be able to gain useful systems-oriented insight into quality control and reliabilityproblems are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*QUALITY CONTROL), (*RELIABILITY), (*AIR FORCE LOGISTICS), (*AIR FORCE OPERATIONS), HANDLING, MAINTENANCE, FAILURE(MECHANICS), SIMULATION, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, COSTS, GUIDED MISSILES(STRATEGIC), STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND, GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE