An Analysis of the Effect of Tester Replaceable Unit Spares Levels on Automatic Test Station Availability.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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When considering the usefulness of Automatic Test Equipment ATE mission capability as measured by availability is very important. The purpose of this thesis was to analyze the effect that Tester Replaceable Unit TRU spares levels have on the availability of an Automatic Test Station ATS. Recent correspondence within the Air Force Logistics Command has questioned the decrease in rates of availability experienced by several types of Automatic Test Stations. The F-15 Displays Test Station DTS was a specific ATS cited as having excessive downtime throughout the Air Force. The DTS was, therefore, chosen for analysis. The objective of this research was to provide the various cost-effective combinations of specific TRU spares required to raise the DTS rate of availability to various selected target levels of availability.
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods