Aircraft Maintenance Intuitive Troubleshooting (AMIT)
Final rept. Dec 2003-Dec 2006
NCI INFORMATION SYSTEMS INC FAIRBORN OH
Pagination or Media Count:
The Aircraft Maintenance Intuitive Troubleshooting AMIT program was a 37-month, 6.3 funded research and development effort sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratorys Human Effectiveness Directorate, Logistics Readiness Branch AFRLHEAL. Its purpose was to research and design an electronic maintenance aid for on-aircraft maintainers as they troubleshot difficult system malfunctions. The goals were to reduce troubleshooting time and increase troubleshooting accuracy, thereby increasing aircraft availability. Program execution occurred in three phases 1 Explore the user environment, aircraft maintenance processes, expert technician troubleshooting strategies and resource utilization, and other past and current research work in pertinent areas in order to derive program requirements. 2 Design and develop the maintenance aid, evaluate and select applicable CDTS tools, and validate the program requirements and associated design through end-user evaluations. 3 Plan and conduct a field demonstration test and analyze the results. Three hypotheses were proven during the 4-month field test at Luke AFB AZ 1 Subjects using AMIT required less troubleshooting task time as compared to current processes, 2 Subjects using AMIT committed fewer errors compared to current processes, and 3 Novices using AMIT performed at or near the level of current experts not using AMIT.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies