Accession Number : AD0785139

Title :   Computer Generated Troubleshooting Trees: The Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Pieper,William J. ; Pinkus,Allen L.

Report Date : JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 96

Abstract : This report describes the development, use, and tryout of a computer program to prepare troubleshooting trees by computer. The program inputs information on the system data flow, component reliabilities, and costs of available tests. An iterative process is then used to select the most efficient sequence of tests to isolate all possible faults. This is accomplished by computing an index of information gained per unit cost (IGUC) for each test. The test with the highest IGUC is selected as the first test in the tree. The IGUCs are then recomputed for the remaining tests and the test with the highest IGUC is added as the next step in the tree. The process is continued until a tree is developed which will isolate all faults in the system. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Reliability(Electronics), *Computer programs, Computer programming, FORTRAN

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE