Accession Number : AD0727015

Title :   Acquisition of Restore Time Data by Subjective Techniques.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 69-Jul 70,

Corporate Author : INTEGRATED SCIENCES CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Russell L. ; Blanchard,Robert E. ; Westland,Ronald A.

Report Date : MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 137

Abstract : The high costs of obtaining equipment repair time data by observational methods discourage acquisition of data for maintainability models. This state-of-affairs suggests the less costly alternative method of acquiring these data by subjective techniques. The study sought to explore this method by requesting experienced Air Force electronic technicians to provide repair time estimates on 23 electronic equipments. Validation work was not possible within the constraints of this study, but a series of analyses, including a comparison of the estimates with corresponding data in the Air Force AF 66-1 reporting system, suggested that the estimates may have practical validity. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, MAINTENANCE), (*MAINTENANCE, *TIME STUDIES), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE