Accession Number : AD0772955

Title :   Development of a Reliability and Maintainability Analysis Technique for Helicopter Research and Development.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARINC RESEARCH CORP ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s) : Peake,James E.

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 216

Abstract : A program was conducted to develop analysis techniques that would facilitate the tasks of estimating the impact of predicted component reliability and maintainability (R and M) on an aircraft system in an Army operating environment and evaluating and ranking competing component concepts on the basis of their R and M characteristics. The effort included origination of algorithms that prepare R and M data for Army helicopter operations and maintenance (O and M) simulation, preparation of an O and M simulation model to investigate component impact in an Army environment, and preparation of a specialized life-cycle-costing approach for ranking competing component configurations on the basis of their relative cost impact (considering directly related component costs and changes in aircraft/system costs attributable to component R and M characteristics). (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *ARMY AIRCRAFT, *HELICOPTERS, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, MAINTAINABILITY, RELIABILITY, FAILURE(MECHANICS), MAINTENANCE, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Helicopters

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE