Accession Number : ADA293721

Title :   Unclassified-Computer Aided Prediction Tool for Parts Obsolescence Management.

Corporate Author : TRANSITION ANALYSIS COMPONENT TECHNOLOGY INC YORBA LINDA CA

PDF Url : ADA293721

Report Date : 11 JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 160

Abstract : Obsolescence is an increasing problem facing every weapon system in the Department of Defense. Cutbacks in defense spending have resulted in the need to keep currently fielded systems operational for longer periods of time than originally planned. Obsolescence of the components used to maintain these aging systems is resulting in reduced mission readiness. This research project explores where and how obsolescence is effecting weapons systems, what factors drive obsolescence, and how those factors can be used to predict obsolescence problems so that preemptive measures can be taken. An evaluation of currently available automated tools is included as well-as a preliminary design of a computer-aided obsolescence prediction system.

Descriptors :   *PREDICTIONS, *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, *WEAPON SYSTEMS, TIME INTERVALS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, AUTOMATION, AGING(MATERIALS), OPERATIONAL READINESS, TOOLS, AVAILABILITY, MISSIONS, DRIVES, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, PARTS, LIFE CYCLES, MILITARY BUDGETS, OBSOLESCENCE.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE