ODOR CODING FOR MALFUNCTION DETECTION AND DIAGNOSIS
Final rept. May 1965-Mar 1966
PHILCO CORP PALO ALTO CA WESTERN DEVELOPMENT LABS
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The use of the olfactory sense for detecting and diagnosing malfunctions in equipment systems has been investigated. The literature on olfaction is reviewed and the data and data gaps relevant to equipment maintenance applications are summarized. With the literature findings as a point of reference, performance requirements for an odor-coding system are established and a taxonomic structure is synthesized for the purpose of developing specific odor-coding systems. A survey of equipment system applications leads to the conclusion that odor-augmented maintenance displays are both feasible and practical. Recommendations are made for a program of research and development leading to broad scope implementation of odor coding for malfunction detection and diagnosis.
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