Accession Number:

AD0432328

Title:

STANDARDS, STANDARDIZATION AND TEST EQUIPMENT,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1960-11-30

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The terms standards, standardization, and test equipment are often used in confusing and ambiguous ways. Their characteristics and implications are discussed. Illustrative examples are presented to establish perspective, understanding and a context for the use of these terms. The discussion of standards considers their types, establishing authority, purpose, characteristics and costs. The section on standardization examines effects it might have on design, production, logistics and training. Test equipment is a supporting subsystem of the prime equipment the discussion considers its functions, purposes, errors due to tolerances and incomplete tests, and effect on the prime equipment. The intent is to gather together in one publication various aspects, especially the overall not just dollar cost, of standards and particularly standard items of test equipment. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE