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IRE Transactions on Human Factors in Electronics

Issue 2 • Sept. 1961

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  • IRE Transactions on Human Factors in Electronics

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s): c1
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  • IRE Professional Group on Human Factors in Electronics

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s): c2
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  • [Table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s): 67
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  • The Diagnostic Process in Men and Automata

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):68 - 72
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    Diagnostic skill involves recognizing symptoms of unusual or atypical functioning or structure, understanding the meaning of these symptoms, and evolving the ways in which such knowledge can be applied in the discovery of other existing symptoms and in the isolation of existing defects. The talents involved in diagnosis and the characteristics of the search for symptoms and defects are outlined. View full abstract»

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  • An Overview of Human Factors in Electronic Maintenance

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):73 - 77
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    Electronic equipment is becoming increasingly complex, and proper performance and high availability are becoming more crucial. A recent emphasis on improving maintenance planning and implementation is one method being used to assure meeting availability requirements. Human-factors contributions are essential to electronic-maintenance planning and implementation in all phases of equipment design an... View full abstract»

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  • The Influence of Teaching Machine Technology on Electronic Systems Maintenance Training

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):78 - 83
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    The evolution of electronic systems maintenance philosophy is explored in terms of performance requirements, studies of behavioral patterns, technical training requirements, engineering design, and management competences. The probable degree of success in utilizing the teaching machine for employee and customer technical training involving the maintenance of complex electronic systems is considere... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis of Fault-Location Behavior in Electronic Equipment

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):84 - 87
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    Two analyses of maintenance technicians' intermediate behavior in trouble-shooting electronic equipment are reported. In the first, 422 records of this behavior were analyzed to describe the characteristics of the process. It was found that technicians frequently accumulated sufficient symptom information from test points to isolate a malfunctioning stage or to identify a faulty component, before ... View full abstract»

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  • Why Design for Maintainability?

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):87 - 92
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    The relationships among down time (a system-maintainability measure), time between failures (a system-reliability measure), equipment availability, number of equipments, number of on-call technicians, and system-readiness reliability are developed under the assumption of constant failure and repair rates. Design trade-off between reliability and maintainability is shown to be feasible with resulti... View full abstract»

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  • Designing Maintainable Circuits

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):93 - 97
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    A study was conducted to answer certain questions basic to the design of more maintainable circuits. The subjects were 210 engineers, all of whom had considerable experience in electronics. Questionnaires, designed to elicit information on the primary factors affecting fault-location time, were devised for 13 representative circuits varying over a wide frequency range. A statistical analysis of th... View full abstract»

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  • Quantification of Expert Judgment in Maintenance Design Decisions

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):97 - 102
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    Generalized findings, based on work carried out in the development of the Index of Electronic Maintainability for the U. S. Army Signal Corps, are reported on the quantification of expert judgment in the area of maintenance and maintainability. Results of this study indicated that judgments of maintenance consequences can be reliably obtained from field-maintenance personnel if proper precautions ... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluation of Trouble-Shooting Overlay Designs

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):102 - 103
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    An experiment was conducted to compare two parameters of trouble-shooting overlay design: type of point-to-point connection and type of coding. Eighteen subjects were used in the experiment. They were asked to trace four tests on each of four different designs encompassing the two parameters. The results indicated that the optimum design is straight-line point-to-point connection with color coding... View full abstract»

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  • Human-Initiated Failures and Malfunction Reporting

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):104 - 109
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    Two studies were conducted to determine the extent and nature of human-initiated failures in missile systems. The first study1 compared malfunction data obtained from written reports with data gathered from interviews with line and supervisory personnel. The study revealed large discrepancies in emphasis and extent of data between the reporting methods. Written reports generally were concerned onl... View full abstract»

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  • Designing the Human Element into Maintenance

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):110 - 111
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  • Research Data on Maintainability

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):112 - 113
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    The dearth of research data on maintainability prevents objectivity in making design recommendations to reduce equipment down time. This paper summarizes the results of the few published attempts to determine experimentally the effects of equipment design variables upon only one source of down time, namely, fault localization time. All data are normalized and plotted as probability distributions o... View full abstract»

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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):114 - 117
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  • Reviews of Current Literature

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):118 - 120
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  • Information for authors

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s): 120
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  • Institutional listings

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s): 120b
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