Accession Number : AD0919780

Title :   Check Test of Mast AB-577/GRC under Arctic Winter Conditions.

Descriptive Note : Final letter rept. 30 Oct 73-21 Mar 74,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARCTIC TEST CENTER FORT GREELY AK

Personal Author(s) : Barnes, John W., Jr

Report Date : 30 APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : A check test of the Mast AB-577 was conducted by the Arctic Test Center under arctic winter conditions at Fort Greely, AK, from 30 Oct 73 to 21 Mar 74. Functional testing was conducted in temperatures ranging from -5 F to -54 F. Preoperational inspection, personnel training, functional adequacy, maintenance evaluation, safety, human factors engineering, and value engineering subtests were conducted. The purpose of the test was to determine if previously reported deficiencies and shortcomings had been corrected and to insure no new deficiencies has been introduced by the modifications. It was concluded that the Mast AF-577 functioned as required down to -54 F and that the deficiencies and shortcoming had been eliminated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ANTENNA MASTS, COLD WEATHER TESTS), DIRECTIONAL ANTENNAS, RADIO EQUIPMENT, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, TRANSMITTER RECEIVERS, MAINTAINABILITY, SAFETY, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, ARCTIC REGIONS.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE