ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL
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The report is designed to establish the interdependency of test equipment tolerance limits to other parameters of system design and to establish a general tolerance philosophy. Included is a graphical development of tolerance philosophy and a derivation of applicable tolerance handling formulas. The central theme of the report proves that test equipment tolerance is a dependent function of a parameter called delta sigma and is basically unrelated to the item under test tolerance. This theme is then expanded to include other elements necessary to establish an overall tolerance philosophy for use by the Government, contractors, and designers. Also included are some of the relationships of mathematical tolerance manipulation to the laws of distribution probability, particularly as they relate to the incorrect presumptions currently employed.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods