Accession Number : ADA331378

Title :   Design for the Maintainer.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Jan-30 Nov 80,

Corporate Author : XYZYX INFORMATION CORP CANOGA PARK CA

Personal Author(s) : Fuchs, Frank ; Inaba, Kay

PDF Url : ADA331378

Report Date : MAR 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 128

Abstract : This report documents a project to study design-for-the- maintainer (DFM) issues relative to the maintenance of Navy aircraft. One task of the project was to identify design features influencing maintenance effectiveness. Toward this end, a new analytical method was developed, incorporating the following features: Interrogation of the 3-M data base for an F-14 squadron, selection of strong and weak subsystems to be investigated, based on maintenance error rates and elapsed maintenance time (EMT), interviews of subject matter experts to ascertain the influence of design features (or the lack thereof) on the subsystems thus identified collection, reduction, and analysis of data. An additional project task was to develop a method to evaluate the impact of improvements in maintenance. This method utilized the Aircraft Maintenance Effectiveness Simulation (ANES) Model.

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, *NAVAL AIRCRAFT, SIMULATION, OPERATIONAL READINESS, ERRORS, DESIGN CRITERIA.

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE