A Reliability and Failure Mode Analysis of Celestial Training Device Microcomputers Employed by SAC and MAC.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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Although inexpensive, desk-top microcomputers offer the promise of improving productivity in many areas, their maintenance reliability must be considered when assessing their cost-effectiveness from a life-cycle cost viewpoint. This thesis set out to determine the reliability and frequency-of-repair of a typical microcomputer system, the Celestial Training Device CTD, currently in the Air Force inventory. Owners of CTD systems were surveyed to determine system failure rates and which components were prone to failure. Existing repair procedures were evaluated for speed of response and, when possible, cost-effectiveness. The results of this study provide a picture of maintenance requirements for a typical microcomputer system which can be used by potential buyers of microcomputers as a basis for determining the most suitable maintenance procedure. Author
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