Accession Number : ADA303722

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

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

Corporate Author : GDE SYSTEMS INC SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Thomas, Donald L.

PDF Url : ADA303722

Report Date : NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 115

Abstract : This report presents 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 Demonstration System 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 :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, *DEMONSTRATIONS, *INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, *MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, *AVIATION TECHNICIANS, TEST AND EVALUATION, USER MANUALS, ELECTRONICS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, INTERACTIONS, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, FIELD TESTS, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, AVAILABILITY, HISTORY, USER NEEDS, DIAGNOSIS(GENERAL), ACCESS, INSTRUCTIONS, SUPPLIES, TROUBLESHOOTING.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Systems
      Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE