Maintenance Technical Manuals: Format Descriptions and Guidelines for Automated Presentation.
Final rept. Jun 82-Aug 83,
BIOTECHNOLOGY INC FALLS CHURCH VA
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The Air Force has a long-range program to automate the storage and presentation of maintenance technical orders. Effective presentation of technical data on a computer system display requires special formats and humancomputer interaction techniques. The effort described in this paper was accomplished to develop the necessary formats and techniques. An analysis of the information needs of the maintenance technician was made to determine what types of information must be presented on the automated system. In addition, reviews were made of advanced techniques for presenting technical information for maintenance and of requirements and techniques for presenting technical information on a computer display. Based on the results of these analyses, appropriate data presentation formats and humancomputer interaction techniques were developed. Presentation formats were developed to present all types of information required for maintenance, including procedural information, theory of operation, schematics and other large drawings, and illustrated parts breakdown information. Keywords VAMISVersatile Automated Maintenance Information System. Author
- Information Science