Background Study and Selection Criteria Analysis of MIL-STD-810C: Environmental Test Methods.
Interim technical rept. 10 Jan-10 Jul 78,
MANTECH OF NEW JERSEY CORP ROCKVILLE MD SERVICES DIV
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The purpose of the study was to determine the rationale for the inclusion of each of the thirteen climatic tests in MIL-STD-810C determine the rationale and utility of test procedures and provide guidance for the selection of tests, including when a test should or should not be used. Investigation took two forms research of other environmental test standards and documents, and interviews with people in Department of Defense and industry. Members of the Tri-Service and Industry Environmental Study Group, responsible for revision to the Standard, were also contacted. Major conclusions regarding individual tests included lack of coordination among tests which include temperature lack of coordination and guidance among single-and multiple-factor tests lack of guidance for corrective action following test failure and, inadequacy of test guidance. Major conclusions dealing with overall testing included lack of a means of reflecting in present procedures the impact of differences in environmental requirements factors such as stage of testing in the acquisition process, use environment, and type of equipment and lack of consistency in applying test limits.
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