Accession Number : AD0748665

Title :   A System of Computer Aided Troubleshooting,

Corporate Author : APPLIED BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES INC NEW CASTLE DEL

Personal Author(s) : Jablonski,Walter A. ; Barclay,Frank ; O'Brien,Gerald

Report Date : OCT 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : A study was conducted to determine the feasibility of a computer assisted troubleshooting system. The researchers developed a fully proceduralized computer program which was capable of guiding a maintenance technician to the source of an equipment malfunction. The CATS equipment included a cathode ray input/output device, a Univac 1108 computer, and a microfiche viewer. The computer terminal provided step by step guidance, while at the same time, the microfiche viewer provided visual information concerning location, removal, and replacement of components, lists of special tools and materials, and special test procedures. The results of the study indicated that existing computer technology can be used for a fully proceduralized computer assisted troubleshooting system. Preliminary tests showed that the artwork and program concepts were feasible, workable, and sound. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAINTENANCE, AUTOMATION), (*HELICOPTERS, MAINTENANCE), FAILURE, IDENTIFICATION, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, CATHODE RAY TUBE SCREENS, MICROFICHE, INSTRUCTION MANUALS, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

Subject Categories : Helicopters

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE