Accession Number : AD0470377


Title :   THE DESIGN OF ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT FOR EASE OF MAINTENANCE: CURRENT NGINEERING DESIGN PRACTICES.


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES ELECTRONICS PERSONNEL RESEARCH GROUP


Report Date : Aug 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 65


Abstract : This report reviews the problem of designing electronic equipment for ease of maintenance. Stages in the development of electronic systems in the Navy are reviewed. Contractor design management problems are described, and primary and secondary engineering design cycles are discussed. A major section of the report analyzes the problem of designing for ease of maintenance, identifying objectives, variables, and categories of design strategies. A final section of the report describes a preliminary model of relationships among the major factors involved. The report concludes that at least four broad changes will be necessary before appreciable improvements can occur in electronics maintainability: changes in military customer procurement practices, the development of a technology of maintainability, specification of quantitative criteria for design, and changes in attitudes towards maintainability both on the part of the customer and the contractor which would accord it the importance it actually has in determining operational usefulness of a system. (Author)


Descriptors :   NAVAL EQUIPMENT , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , NAVAL RESEARCH , NAVAL PERSONNEL , LOGISTICS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE