Accession Number : ADA089365


Title :   An Analysis of Air Force Management of Turbine Engine Monitoring Systems (TEMS).


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Hubbard,Elbert B , III ; Swecker,Gregory A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a089365.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 118


Abstract : Turbine Engine Monitoring Systems (TEMS) are engine health monitoring and diagnostic tools being developed and tested for use on Air Force engines in order to improve and reduce the cost of engine maintenance and management and to aid in the implementation of On Condition Maintenance. Previous researchers have described the major features of TEMS, analyzed the results of development and test efforts, and identified problems which must be overcome. This study examines the problem of fragmentation which exists in the Air Force management of TEMS development and testing. The authors describe and analyze the overall Air Force management of TEMS. Management problems were identified and classified into three major areas: structure and role problems, information flow and integration problems, and leadership and command problems. Four alternative management concepts were analyzed. Based on this analysis, the authors recommend that the management structure be modified, and a TEMS Task Force be established to more effectively utilize TEMS for Air Force engine maintenance and management. (Author)


Descriptors :   *TURBOFAN ENGINES , *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , *MONITORING , *GAS TURBINES , *DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT , AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE , AIRCRAFT ENGINES , THESES


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE