Accession Number : AD0672044

Title :   ANALYSIS OF THE OPERATING RELIABILITY OF SYSTEMS OF ELECTRONIC COMPUTERS.

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CALIF

Report Date : JAN 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The study program for the operating reliability of electronic computers carried out at the Model Laboratory of Convair, San Diego, includes the study of the following problems: (1) Are failures of any particular tube types and components, for example, power supply or amplifier abnormally frequent. (2) Do individual components fail abnormally with respect to the average for that type of component. (3) Does the number of failures considerably increase after intermittent operation. (4) Is there a relation between ambient conditions and rate of failure; particularly, do components fail more frequently in hot parts of the machine than in cold parts. (5) Is it more economical to use more expensive types of electron tubes instead of standard tubes. (6) Is preventive maintenance of advantage. (7) Of what advantage is marginal checking. Statistical data were obtained of this installation which contains approximately 560 operation amplifiers and related equipment. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTERS, *RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS)), AMPLIFIERS, ELECTRON TUBES, FAILURE(ELECTRONICS), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, USSR

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE