Accession Number:

ADA222002

Title:

Computer Support for Conducting Supportability Trade-Offs in a Team Setting

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1990-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

121.0

Abstract:

This paper presents the results of a research project that had the objective of demonstrating how the conceptual approach of the Boothroyd and Dewhurst Design for Assembly DFA process could be applied to developing products which are more easily supported in the field. In this project, a specific methodology was developed which allows a product development team to make system-level trade-offs between redundant part selection and scheduled maintenance visits in order to achieve both low life cycle cost LCC and high operational readiness of the resulting system. This methodology was demonstrated for a subsystem of a ground-based radar and evaluated by participants in the demonstration.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE