Concept Formulation Study for Automatic Inspection, Diagnostic and Prognostic Systems (AIDAPS). Appendix F. AIDAPS Parameter Lists.
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A Concept Formulation Study to determine the impact of AIDAPS on the maintenance of selected Army aircraft has been performed. The Study was conducted in three phases. In Phase A the feasibility of the AIDAPS concept was confirmed in Phase B practical AIDAP Systems were identified and cost effectiveness mathematical models were formulated and in Phase C the models were operated and using Army maintenance and cost data, the optimum AIDAPS configurations and the potential life-cycle cost savings as a result of the application of AIDAPS were determined. The Study showed that the combat effectiveness of Army aircraft can be increased through the application of Modular Universal AIDAPS and that its use will be overwhelmingly life-cycle cost effective for the AH-1, UH-1, OV-1, Ch-47 and CH-54 type aircraft. Combat effectiveness will be increased for the U-21, OH-6 and OH-58 type aircraft but AIDAPS will not provide sufficient return on investment to be considered cost effective. Author