Accession Number : ADA953280

Title :   Evaluation of an Experimental Troubleshooting Technique.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV

Report Date : 31 MAY 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : An experimental troubleshooting technique developed by American Institute for Research was compared with the standard technique by measuring its effectiveness in locating malfunctions in the WS-315A Re-entry Vehicle Prelaunch Monitor. A variety of malfunctions was introduced into the equipment and measures were taken of the time and success in troubleshooting when using the two techniques. As a pilot study, the present one has provided indication that in one case the experimental technique offers greater value than the standard one. This study has also indicated some of the problem areas in using the experimental technique, and in so doing should facilitate using the technique in the near future. It is, therefore, recommended that further investigation of the experimental technique be conducted in order to determine its effectiveness in a complex military system.

Descriptors :   *REENTRY VEHICLES, *MAINTENANCE, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, EFFICIENCY, MALFUNCTIONS, MONITORS, DETECTION, MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, TEACHING METHODS, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, MANPOWER UTILIZATION, OPTIMIZATION, PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, JOB TRAINING, SKILLS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Astronautics
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE