Accession Number : ADA323015

Title :   Surveillance Plan for Monitoring the Shelf-Life of Chemical Defense Coveralls.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Neher, Robert E., Jr

PDF Url : ADA323015

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 149

Abstract : This thesis found a surveillance plan to be used to monitor the shelf-life of the Air Force's chemical defense coveralls. The sampling tests are destructive and the objective was to find a surveillance plan that would minimize the number of suits sampled yet provide enough information to accurately determine if the chemical defense coveralls had degraded past a minimum acceptable level. Six sampling plans were developed and analyzed. The sampling plans included the Air Force's original fixed sampling plan, several variations of sequential sampling plans, a Bayesian sampling plan, and an ad hoc pre-posturing plan. Each of the sampling plans were simulated under various degradation functions with various values for test variables. It was determined that the truncated sequential plan showed the most promise for accurately predicting if a population of suits should be accepted or rejected using a minimal amount of suits.

Descriptors :   *CHEMICAL WARFARE, *PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, *COVERALLS, TEST AND EVALUATION, FUNCTIONS, AIR FORCE, DECISION MAKING, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, DEGRADATION, MONITORING, THESES, POPULATION, SEQUENCES, SEQUENTIAL ANALYSIS, VARIABLES, PLANNING, SAMPLING, BAYES THEOREM, SURVEILLANCE, TRUNCATION.

Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE