Accession Number : AD0768189

Title :   Surface Temperature Indicators as a Practical Means of Fault Isolation in Electronic Equipment.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : McClintic,Fred F.

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 125

Abstract : The report proposes and analyzes a new method of reducing fault isolation times; fault isolation using surface temperature indicators. For less than 0.2 cents per component, each component in an electronic system can be coated with a surface temperature indicator which will melt or change color when the component is overstressed or when the failure rate of that component exceeds a predetermined limit. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, TEST METHODS), (*TEST METHODS, TEMPERATURE SENSITIVE ELEMENTS), COATINGS, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, FAILURE(ELECTRONICS), VISUAL INSPECTION, THESES

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE