Accession Number : ADA138576

Title :   Condition Monitoring Techniques for Electromechanical Equipment Used in Air Force Ground C3I (Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence) Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. May 81-Jul 82,

Corporate Author : HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO LONG BEACH CA

Personal Author(s) : Holden,R R

PDF Url : ADA138576

Report Date : Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 304

Abstract : Air Force Ground Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (C3I) Systems depend on electromechanical equipment to provide their power and control their environment. This report, based on a two-phase 15-month study, describes the vulnerability of C3I Systems to failures in their electromechanical equipment and the opportunities to meet performance and availability demands using condition monitoring in conjunction with reliability centered maintenance. The initial phase attempted to identify the most promising opportunities to apply condition monitoring for diesel generators, motor generators and environmental control units used in radar, intelligence gathering and communications systems. In obtaining the data for the initial phase, a number of shortcomings in the equipment instrumentation, data collection and reporting processes were disclosed and these problems are described. Data was obtained from visits to Air Force user organizations and sites. As a result of the initial phase investigation, the AN/FPS-115 PAVE PAWS radar was selected as the candidate system for the second phase of the effort.

Descriptors :   *Monitors, *Motor generators, *Electromechanical devices, *Command and control systems, *Communication equipment, Control systems, Electric generators, Reliability, Air to surface, Data acquisition, Diesel engines, Monitoring, User needs, Air Force, Environments, Organizations, Vulnerability, Instrumentation, Tactical air command, Radar, Generators, Maintainability

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE