Accession Number : AD0438924

Title :   THE EVALUATION OF TROUBLESHOOTING STRATEGIES,

Corporate Author : HRB-SINGER INC STATE COLLEGE PA

Personal Author(s) : Myers,L. B. ; Carter,R. G. ; Stover,R. E.

Report Date : JAN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : It was the aim of this report to categorize and describe the many troubleshooting strategies in use and proposed, and to evaluate logically and experimentally these strategies to determine which are best suited to be taught to individuals of limited maintenance experience. The strategies (Reliability, and Conditional Probability), Syndrome Analysis, Signal Tracking (Signal Tracing and Signal Injection), Bracketing and Half-Split. Past literature demonstrated that Bracketing, Signal Tracking and Half-Split (in that decreasing order) were the most effective in terms of localization time, number of checks involved, and training ease. Because of the small amount of literature evaluating strategies, they were ranked in terms of decreasing theoretical potential; Half-Split, Bracketing, Signal Tracing, Syndrome Analysis, Conditional Probability and Reliability. In terms of feasibility of training, applicability to instruction and transfer potential, the Signal Tracking, Bracketing, and Half-Split strategies appear to be best suited for initial training in troubleshooting. These three strategies were experimentally evaluated. The results of the experiment suggest that Half-Split and Bracketing are superior to Signal Tracing since they take less time and checks to use. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY STRATEGY, MAINTENANCE), (*TRAINING, FEASIBILITY STUDIES), THEORY, PROBABILITY, TRAINING DEVICES, RELIABILITY, DECISION MAKING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE