Accession Number:

ADA220923

Title:

The Army/Air Force RAMCAD (Reliability and Maintainability Computer-Aided Design) Program Progress Report Through September 1989

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. FY1982-FY1989

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

84.0

Abstract:

The document encompasses RAMCAD studies at IDA between FY82 and FY89. The goal of RAMCAD is to design reliability and maintainability into a product rather than accept these characteristics as by-products of a design driven largely by performance criteria. The report focuses on the three TRW Federal Systems, Boeing Computer Services, and General Dynamics Convair Division, recipients of ArmyAir Force RAMCAD Program software development contracts with emphasis on the work done by General Dynamics Convair Division. Recommendations for further research are discussed under Potential Avenues for Improvement. This document was written at the request of the US Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center ARDEC who are the co-sponsors of the General Dynamics RAMCAD Software Development Contract and have the responsibility for the technical direction of the contract.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE