Accession Number:

ADA133865

Title:

General Purpose Electronic Test Equipment (GPETE) Acquisition Considerations for Automated Calibration.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

126.0

Abstract:

Calibration is a vital logistics element that directly impacts operational readiness and mission capability. Declining manpower resources and fleet expansion necessitate improvements in calibration productivity. The Navy has initiated several calibration automation programs. Realization of the full potential of automated calibration systems requires that the test instrument be IEEE-488 general purpose interface bus GPIB configured. This thesis examines the relative costs and benefits of configuring general purpose electronic test equipment GPETE with GPIB to facilitate automated calibration. It does so through the development of a simple cost-benefit analysis and a discussion of non-quantifiable advantages and disadvantages, based upon extensive interviews with experts and literature research. In general, the analysis supports GPIB procurement when procurement quantities are large, calibration procedures are lengthy, andor the calibration interval is short.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE