Intensive Tropic Function Testing,
ARMY TROPIC TEST CENTER APO NEW YORK 09827
Pagination or Media Count:
Tropic testing of US Army materiel includes a storage phase designed to surface the adverse effects of the humid tropics. Failures are sometimes catastrophic, but are usually time dependent. Regulations such as AR 1000-1 require that efforts be made to reduce Development Test time. Project Managers and DARCOM commodity commands have curtailed or foregone Development Tests because of excessive timecost considerations. It was hypothesized that reducing test calendar time while increasing test functioning time, i.e., increasing the ratio of operational hours to calendar days may yield quicker and still valid test results for some categories of equipment. Large quantities of Reliability, Availability and Maintainability RAM data could be generated quickly for immediate analysis using standard RAM data analysis. A methodology investigation was conducted at the US Army Tropic Test Center to validate the intensified testing concept and reassess storage testing.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies