Accession Number : AD0770336

Title :   An Analysis of Field Reliability and Maintainability Information Channels.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Hedberg,Thomas M.

Report Date : 31 JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : The report presents a brief survey and assessment of existing field Reliability and Maintainability (R and M) information channels as regards military electronic equipment being used in the field. Such information channels are accessible to qualified users in government and industry. The key questions addressed are: (1) What are the current field data channels. (2) What types of information are transmitted over these channels and to whom. (3) Are these data sufficient to adequately measure field R and M. (4) To what extent can this information identify and define specific R and M problems. The so-called maintenance data collection systems (3-M, 66-1, TAMMS), material deficiency reporting systems, (UR, CASREPT, UMR, EIR) readiness reporting systems, depot analysis reporting systems and specialized data systems/sources were considered. Among the findings of the study is the fact that field data, despite its limitations, is underutilized or misapplied in the process of identifying and solving real problems. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Electronic equipment, *Military equipment, *Reliability, *Maintainability, *Field equipment, Maintenance, Logistics, Air force, Army, Navy, Data acquisition

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE