Mobility Monitoring System and Vehicle Performance Recorder. Revision.
Final rept. Apr 84-Jan 85 on Phase 1,
ARMY COMBAT SYSTEMS TEST ACTIVITY (PROV) ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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A methodology Investigation was conducted by the US Army Combat Systems Test Activity, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, to determine information gathering techniques for the Vehicle Performance Recorder. The study was initiated in April 1984, and extended thorough January 1985. Vehicle endurance testing is typically controlled formally only to the extent that a target number of miles and a pedagogical mix of terrain types mission profile are established. This situation leads to ambiguities in relation to test severity, and leaves open the possibility of overstressing bad for suppliers or understressing bad for government of test vehicle. This report covers the development of methodology that centers on the Vehicle Performance Recorder VPR a small, self-contained microcomputer based data acquisition and processing system to collect and process data during endurance testing. The data so collected provides immediate information for test control, and is entered into an overall data base for historical, trend, and other analyses. The implementation and application of this methodology to the Initial Production Test and Follow-on EValuation of the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle HMMWV is briefly covered.
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