PORTRAIT OF A PROGRAM - THE DART-TYCOM 400 HZ MOTOR GENERATOR POWER SYSTEMS IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
The success or failure of any equipment improvement program must be measured in terms of the ultimate benefits derived by the fleet and whether the resultant benefits were worth the time, effort and funds expended. In consideration of this criteria, the DART-TYCOM 400-Hz Motor-Generator Power Systems Improvement Program must be deemed a success. The Program was developed by the Naval Ship Engineering Center (NAVSEC) in mid 1971 to combat the numerous casualties and excessive downtimes experienced by the 400-Hz power systems supplying critical loads onboard U.S. Navy surface ships. By concentrating its effort over the next four and one-half years in five major areas--logistics support, hardware reliability, training, Fleet support and power/user equipment systems interface--the Naval Ship Engineering Center was able to effectively increase the on-line availablity of the 400-Hz motor-generator power systems.
Department of the NavyAssociation of Scientists and Engineers of NASSC
Washington, DC United States 20360
- Nickley, A P
- Publication Date: 1977-3
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Electric power; Generators; Reliability; System design; Training
- Old TRIS Terms: Electric power system design
- Subject Areas: Education and Training; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00167747
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Association of Scientists and Engineers of NASSC
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM