Accession Number : ADA324414

Title :   Tornado OLMOS Cost Benefit Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DORNIER G M B H FRIEDRICHSHAFEN (GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s) : Schlieper, M. ; Kunz, J.

PDF Url : ADA324414

Report Date : 05 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : The Monitoring System OLMOS was introduced on the military Weapon System Tornado in order to increase flight safety, system readiness, and logistical utilization. The monitoring of engine performance and inherent life consumption of the airframe and the engine is the prerequisite for a performance and stress oriented on condition maintenance concept. The study gives a brief system overview and shows the cost benefit trade off on airframe fatigue, static overload, engine fatigue, and engine operation monitoring. A sensitivity analysis shows the various effects using a primitive counter versus a complex integrated system. Portability of the monitoring system from Tornado to other systems is being considered as well as the expansion potentials.

Descriptors :   *PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, *JET FIGHTERS, *FLIGHT RECORDERS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE), FATIGUE LIFE, STRESS ANALYSIS, AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, AIRCRAFT ENGINES, OPERATIONAL READINESS, STATIC LOADS, AIRFRAMES, AVIATION ACCIDENTS, MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, TRADE OFF ANALYSIS, AVIATION SAFETY, OVERLOAD, FATIGUE TESTS(MECHANICS).

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Recording and Playback Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE