Accession Number : ADA303075

Title :   TED-Turbine Engine Diagnostics.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Helfman, Richard ; Dumer, John ; Hanratty, Timothy

PDF Url : ADA303075

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : TED (turbine engine diagnostics) is a diagnostic expert system to help the MI Abrams' mechanic find and fix problems in the AGT15OO turbine engine. ThD was designed and built by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the U.S. Army Ordnance Center. Limited fielding was begun in July 1994 to selected National Guard units, with eventual fielding to 28 National Guard units. Active units of the U.S. Army will receive ThD in January 1996. Several foreign countries are expected to use TED for their M1 tank maintenance. TED was designed to provide the apprentice mechanic the ability to diagnose and repair the turbine engine like an expert mechanic. The U.S. Army Ordnance Center has estimated that TED will save more than $8 million annually by enhancing the Ml mechanic's diagnostic capabilities. (MM)

Descriptors :   *TURBINES, *TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), *TANK ENGINES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MAINTENANCE, OPERATIONAL READINESS, BATTLEFIELDS, DIAGNOSIS(GENERAL), EXPERT SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Combat Vehicles
      Reciprocating and Rotating Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE