Accession Number : AD0474341


Title :   EVALUATION OF AN EXPERIMENTAL FAULT LOCATION DEVICE: II. FAULT LOCATION AND ISOLATION BY EXPERIENCED ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS.


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


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


Personal Author(s) : Rigney, Joseph W


Report Date : Sep 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 21


Abstract : This report presents the results of the second of two evaluative studies on a maintenance job-aid for the AN/URC-32 transceiver. This job-aid, named the XFL, is a small, circular, plastic device which incorporates circuit-front panel relationships essential for fault localization. It is used by checking out several functions of the AN/URC-32, noting symptoms of malfunction, entering these symptoms into the XFL, and looking up the possible malfunctions in an accompanying manual. The study consisted of performance measures on an experimental group which used the XFL device and two control groups which did not use the device. The results clearly show that the group using the XFL is more successful than the control groups in isolating faulty components. (Author)


Descriptors :   *MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL , *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , *MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT , *ELECTRONIC TECHNICIANS , *RADIO OPERATORS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , NAVAL PERSONNEL , TRANSMITTER RECEIVERS , RADIO EQUIPMENT , CHECKOUT EQUIPMENT


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE