TACOM SEEKS IMPROVED MILITARY VEHICLE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES WITH AUTOMOTIVE TEST, MEASUREMENT AND DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT

EFFORTS TO DEVELOP DEPENDABLE TEST, MEASUREMENT AND DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT HAVE BEEN IN PROGRESS FOR ALMOST A DECADE BUT THE PROGRAM THAT IS PROMISING THE DESIRED OBJECTIVE WAS STARTED IN JANUARY 1971. TACOM INVESTIGATORS ARE EXPLORING VARIOUS APPROACHES TO REDUCE FAULTY DIAGNOSIS, THE TIME REQUIRED, AND TO SUBSTANTIALLY IMPROVE RELIABILITY OF MAINTENANCE. THE FOUR SYSTEMS UNDER DEVELOPMENT ARE A DIAGNOSTIC HARNESS AND CONNECTOR; A MAINTENANCE INDICATOR SYSTEM; A PROGRAMABLE DIAGNOSTIC UNIT; AND A VEHICLE TEST METER. THROUGH THE USE OF ON-BOARD SENSORS AND INDICATOR SYSTEMS, MANY MAINTENANCE ACTIONS WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED ONLY WHEN NEEDED RATHER THAN ON A SCHEDULED BASIS. IN ADDITION TO REDUCING MAINTENANCE MANHOURS AND INCREASING VEHICLE AVAILABILITY THIS IS EXPECTED TO MINIMIZE CLERICAL WORK AND RECORD KEEPING.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Research and Development

    5001 Eisenhower Avenue
    Alexandria, Virginia 22333,   USA 
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 7
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 15 N

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00222408
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 16 1974 12:00AM