Accession Number : AD0739025

Title :   Proposals for Expansion of Use of Procedure 4 of Military-Handbook-472,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Hillman,Murray D.

Report Date : NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Due to the importance of a maintainability prediction technique that can be applied to any type of system, the Department of Defense is very interested in expanding the use of Procedure 4 of Military-Handbook-472. As a result an attempt has been made to investigate all possible means of increasing the popularity and general appeal of the procedure. After a review of Procedure 4, the development of an adequate date source was determined to be essential to correct application of the prediction technique. The data sources considered were (1) a centralized data system, (2) a data-sharing system, and (3) a standard data appendix to Procedure 4. A combination of the centralized data bank and the standard data appendix was determined to be the ideal solution by a survey that included members of private industry. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAINTAINABILITY, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS), (*DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, HANDBOOKS), SPECIFICATIONS, MAINTENANCE, ARMY EQUIPMENT, RELIABILITY, INSTRUCTION MANUALS

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE