Accession Number : ADA293250

Title :   Integrated Maintenance Information System. User Field Demonstration and Test. Executive Summary.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Nov 93-Mar 95,

Corporate Author : GDE SYSTEMS INC SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Thomas, Donald L.

PDF Url : ADA293250

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : This Executive Summary summarizes the results of a field test and demonstration of the Integrated Maintenance Information System (IMIS). The IMIS project was an advanced development demonstration project which developed and field tested the technology to provide the maintenance technician with the capability to access all of the technical information (interactive electronic technical manuals, interactive diagnostics instructions, work orders, supply availability and ordering, historical data, training material, etc.) required to maintain aircraft via a single, integrated system, regardless of the source of that information. In the final phase of the project, an IMIS Demonstration System was developed and tested. In the field test, the performance of technicians on troubleshooting tasks when using the IMIS was compared with their performance on comparable tasks when using the paper technical orders. Test results indicated that technicians were able to perform the tasks significantly faster, used fewer parts, and made fewer serious errors when using the IMIS. In addition, the test indicated that, when using the IMIS, non-specialist (crew chief) technicians could perform the tasks as effectively as the specialists.

Descriptors :   *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, *COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSIS, TEST AND EVALUATION, USER MANUALS, ELECTRONICS, DEMONSTRATIONS, INTERACTIONS, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, FIELD TESTS, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, TECHNICIANS, AVAILABILITY, HISTORY, USER NEEDS, INSTRUCTIONS, MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, SUPPLIES, TROUBLESHOOTING.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Aircraft
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE