Accession Number : AD0724304

Title :   Use of Automatic Test Equipment for Maintenance - A Reconnaissance.

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : MAY 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : The study was directed toward identifying areas where DoD policy and guidance are needed to effectively manage the development and use of automatic test equipment (ATE) for maintenance. Several aspects of ATE are examined including general state-of-the-art, major items under development or use, and special versus general application of ATE. Current plans were examined for each of the Military Services regarding their use of ATE for maintenance. The study concludes that effective management of ATE for maintenance can only be achieved when all test equipment requirements to support a weapon system or major equipment are effectively integrated and controlled. The study presents two recommendations: that OASD (I and L) and ODDR and E jointly develop DoD policy which establishes requirements and assigns responsibility for life cycle management of test, measurement, diagnostic, calibration, and prognostic equipment; and that OASD(I and L) and ODDR and E jointly initiate standardization projects to develop general design and specifications and intended scope of application for future off-line, general purpose ATE. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEST EQUIPMENT, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS)), (*WEAPON SYSTEMS, MAINTENANCE), LOGISTICS, AUTOMATA, MODULES(ELECTRONICS), DISPLAY SYSTEMS, STANDARDIZATION, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE