Accession Number : AD0785443

Title :   Depot Requirements for Base Level Data on Aircraft Inertial Platforms.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTIC S

Personal Author(s) : Plunkett, Wilfred H. ; Moore, Richard N.

Report Date : AUG 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 140

Abstract : Some of the most expensive aircraft components to maintain are stabilized platforms used in aircraft inertial systems. In the majority of USAF aircraft equipped with an inertial system, the inertial platform ranges from the second to the eighth most expensive component to maintain. For most of these aircraft, depot level maintenance constitutes from 55 to 90% of the total inertial platform support costs. Several recent programs to improve reliability and reduce support costs of aircraft inertial systems have been hampered by the quality and type of base level performance and maintenance data available to the Aerospace Guidance and Metrology Center (AGMC), USAF's inertial platform central repair depot. This study was an attempt to determine AGMC's specific requirements for base level data. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *INERTIAL NAVIGATION, *STABILIZED PLATFORMS, *MAINTENANCE, MAINTAINABILITY, COST ANALYSIS, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, LOGISTICS, THESES, AIR FORCE FACILITIES.

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
      Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE