Accession Number : ADA042454

Title :   Improving Reliability of Avionics Equipments through Engineering Development Testing.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Franklin,Calvin G

PDF Url : ADA042454

Report Date : 08 Jun 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 166

Abstract : The basic consideration in this exploratory study is: Can the reliability of avionics be enhanced by improving (1) the reliability test methodology, (2) our reliability test philosophy, and (3) performing tests in a more realistic test environment. Mr Wallis J. Willoughby, Deputy Chief of Naval Materiel for Reliability and Maintainability, Naval Materiel Command, made the statement that testing is probably responsible more than any other single factor for the poor reliability of military procurements. This study suggests a strategy for the acquisition of avionics equipment with the goal of improving reliability by finding and correcting engineering design deficiencies as early as possible in the Acquisition Process (Engineering Development Testing). Information on reliability problems as associated with avionic reliability was derived from a literature search (primarily previous studies in the field) and personal interviews with experts in the field of avionics reliability. The paper concludes with a series of recommendations that may result in improved reliability and contribute to the cost of ownership of avionics equipment. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AVIONICS, *RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS), ARMY RESEARCH, TEST METHODS, MAINTAINABILITY, FAILURE(ELECTRONICS)

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE