This paper introduces a new, integrated technique for evaluating potential aircraft modifications. The approach is the execution of a computer program that measures the cost and operational effectiveness of reliability and maintainability improvements within a task accomplishment structure. It can be effectively used in three ways. First, it can be employed to evaluate the profitability of a product improvement. Second, it can be used to optimize a candidate product improvement program. This can be achieved by varying the R&M improvement level, varying the incorporation policy and sceheule, and analyzing the O&M cost output. Finally, the technique can be used to help choose among competing product improvement programs, by comparing their respective cost and operational measures of effectiveness.

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  • Pagination: p. 417-421

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  • Accession Number: 00180423
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IEEE 1562 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM