Process Enhancement and Database Support for Vehicle Operational Readiness Reporting
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The U.S. Army uses a Unit Readiness Index to track the combat readiness of systems. The Unit Readiness Index relies on the accuracy of automated and manual testing of the hardware and related software of the Line Replaceable Units LRUs that comprise the system. These tests are based on a GONOGO scenario. When an LRU fails, vehicle commanders, and commanders up the chain of command, can override the failure and continue with a mission. Overriding the NOGO recommendations produces a false combat readiness status for the unit, and creates a number of problems related to unit combat decisions as well as logistical support. This thesis introduces a new process for more effectively tracking combat readiness. It outlines some of the problems associated with the current GONOGO scenario and examines the current test, artifacts and data available from the current process. It proposes an additional Report process and shows how this new process will eliminate the readiness tracking problems associated with the GONOGO scenario. It also presents the designed of a vehicle Database and Master Fault Database to support the proposed process, and presents several sample reports generated from this Master Fault Database.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies