OPERATIONAL DESIGN CRITERIA FOR MISSILE GROUND SYSTEMS: READINESS TESTING
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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This document presents a study on operational research of readiness testing. Readiness testing is a ground operation that covers tests performed regularly for the purpose of detecting failures that have occurred in the missile and launch equipment. An important adjunct to criteria for physical characteristics of readiness-testing equipment are statements derived from operational analyses that specify a what tests are best done by each testing method, b the best test frequencies, and c the preferred equipment locations for each test these are operational design criteria. Different testing methods- -check periodically, monitor continuously, leave alone-and equipment locations-- van, silo, missile-could yield different readiness probabilities for each missile function. These probabilities depend on the particular missiles characteristics test-point availability, failure rates, modes of operation, etc. and test equipment characteristics test completeness, accuracy, failure rates, etc..
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Guided Missiles