UH-1 Test Bed Program. Volume 1
NORTHROP CORP PALOS VERDES PENINSULA CA ELECTRONICS DIV
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The UH-1H helicopter test bed program was accomplished at the US Army Aeronautical Depot Maintenance Center ARADMAC, Corpus Christi, Texas, during the period 4 October 1970 through 17 December 1971. The program objective was to determine the capability of state-of-the-art hardware to automatically accomplish inspection, diagnostic and prognostic maintenance functions on selected subsystems of the UH-1H helicopter. Northrops hardware for the program is identified as a Maintenance Reporting System MRS. Helicopter components, both serviceable and degraded, were run and monitored for malfunction discrimination by the MRS in ARADMAC test cells and in two UH-1H aircraft. Trending for prognosis was attempted while accumulating flight time on two additional UH-1H aircraft utilizing serviceable components. The test results demonstrated the objectives of the test bed program.