Accession Number : ADA240801
Title : The Interactive Electronic Technical Manual: Requirements, Current Status, and Implementation. Strategy Considerations.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 90-Jul 91,
Corporate Author : DAVID TAYLOR RESEARCH CENTER BETHESDA MD
Personal Author(s) : Rainey, Samuel C ; Fuller, Joseph J
Report Date : Jul 1991
Pagination or Media Count : 61
Abstract : This report reviews existing hindrances to the achievement of a fully effective modern Integrated Logistic System which results from the current reliance on paper-based Technical Manuals. It proposes that realization of the full integration of Technical Information required for effective logistics support of weapon systems and other DOD hardware can be accomplished only by adoption of a system which provides for automated preparation of interactive, electronically displayed Technical Information; specifically, through DOD-wide adoption of the Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM). The IETM concept is described in some detail. The advantages of IETMs in solving existing Technical Information preparation, distribution, control, and usability problems are discussed. A summary of previous analyses and operational tests of IETM concepts is provided. Functional requirements for an IETM system capable of providing effective logistic-support guidance (e.g., training, system operation, maintenance, and supply) are discussed. The report proposes establishment of a DOD strategy to achieve a coordinated adoption of the IETM within the Services, and describes in some detail the nature of the components of such a strategy.
Descriptors : *MANUALS , *TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTERS , ELECTRONICS , LOGISTICS SUPPORT , INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , AUTOMATION , PREPARATION , INTERACTIONS , WEAPON SYSTEMS , DISPLAY SYSTEMS , INTEGRATION , OPERATION , LOGISTICS , REQUIREMENTS , TEST AND EVALUATION , FUNCTIONS
Subject Categories : Information Science
Recording and Playback Devices
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE