Accession Number : AD0480438

Title :   PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION OF MATHEMATICAL TECHNIQUES TO FAULT ISOLATION.

Corporate Author : RADIO CORP OF AMERICA BURLINGTON MA AEROSPACE SYSTEMS DIV

Report Date : 28 DEC 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : This manual describes the application of a mathematical technique for performing fault isolation of electronic circuits. The technique developed makes use of a general purpose digital computer to determine mathematically which component has failed. This technique is based upon the theory of inverse probability and comprises two major parts: The first part involves computing theoretical failure symptoms for a particular circuit configuration for which fault isolation is desired. This step would be accomplished at a Program Preparation Facility. The second part involves taking actual data on a failed circuit and introducing these data along with the pre-computed failure symptoms into a Fault Isolation Computer Program to select the faulty component. This second part is accomplished at a Field Installation and would be performed for each failed circuit as the workload of these circuits demands. The manual describes the steps required for the implementation of both parts. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FAILURE(ELECTRONICS), *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, INSTRUCTION MANUALS, SIMULTANEOUS EQUATIONS, FREQUENCY, CIRCUITS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), SIGNALS, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, PUNCHED CARDS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, THEORY, PROBABILITY.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE