EXPENDABLE MODULES AS BASES FOR DISPOSALAT-FAILURE MAINTENANCE.
NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS WASHINGTON D C
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This report compares the costs to procure, support and maintain an equipment designed with expendable modules to the costs to procure, support, and maintain a similar equipment designed with repairable modules. It was found that the total costs in either case were approximately equal. Modules of various electrical sizes from 1 to 12 tubes have been compared from the standpoint of total over-all procurement cost, in order to determine an optimum module size. On the basis of calculations made, it has been concluded that the optimum module which would lead to lowest over-all procurement cost and at the same time be of aid in the solution of logistic and maintenance problems would be one containing from 4 to 8 tubes. This is true for both disposal-at-failure and repairable modules.