Accession Number : AD0916530

Title :   The Transition of F-111 Intermediate Level Automatic Test Equipment Software Responsibility from AFSC to AFLC: A Case Description and Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Kimball, Frank T.

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 188

Abstract : This thesis is an investigation into the F-111 intermediate level automatic test equipment (ATE) software transitioning problem which was unresolved as of July 1973. The nature and purpose of transition is discussed with emphasis on the current transition environment that exists within AFSC and AFLC. A comprehensive description of F-111 intermediate level ATE software and software management tasks is presented. The development of this software transitioning problem is described from its earliest symptoms to its present proportions. With the aid of an open-ended questionnaire, the basic causes and contributing factors are identified and analyzed. A possible immediate solution to this particular F-111 transitioning problem is presented. Finally, several major recommendations are offered covering the central themes of inadequate knowledge of ATE software, the deficiencies of the current transition process, and new procedures for handling ATE software during the five phases of the weapon system acquisition process.

Descriptors :   (*MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, TEST EQUIPMENT), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, DATA MANAGEMENT), AUTOMATIC, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT, ACQUISITION, WEAPON SYSTEMS, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, AVIONICS, MAINTENANCE, GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT, JET FIGHTERS, TEST SETS, SPARE PARTS, MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, INTERFACES, AIR FORCE SYSTEMS COMMAND, AIR FORCE LOGISTICS COMMAND, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, TRANSFER, FLOW CHARTING, DOCUMENTS, QUESTIONNAIRES, THESES.

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE