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1975
Wednesday, January 1st
12:00 AM

Diagnostic Aids for Military Systems

William Whelan, The Rand Corporation

Thousand Oaks, CA

12:00 AM

I'm Bill Whelan from the Rand Corporation. I'd like to present a brief and somewhat general set of comments on diagnostic aid systems. The comrnents are general because I am summarizing previous and ongoing Rand study efforts.

As you may be aware, Rand has done considerable work for t he Air Force in several areas related to diagnostic aid systems, such as investigations of engine health monitoring systems and studies of aircraft maintenance policies and programs. Recently, Rand has undertaken, under ARPA sponsor ship, a project to assess the utility and cost-effectiveness of diagnostic aid systems for U.S. Army ground vehicles. My examples will be drawn from the findings of this study. The relationship between diagnostic aid systems and NO[ is left as an exercise for the reader.

Overview

R Reynolds, Advanced Research Projects Agency

Thousand Oaks, CA

12:00 AM

I'm very happy to have the opportunity to be here to express ARPA's interest and enthusiasm in the work in this area. I'm glad to see that enthusiasm certainly is reflected by the fine attendance from a wide range of places. Further, I'd like to apologize for Ed's absence; however, a schedule conflict has prevented his arriving before tomorrow .

Potential Cost Savings Through Advanced NDE

Michael Buckley

Thousand Oaks, CA

12:00 AM

I would like to point out that, although the title of this talk is "Potential Cost Savings Through Advanced NDE," it doesn't mean that we're ignoring the area of structural safety, but rather we 're trying to add to it. In addition, we're not ignoring the role of NDE in the utilization of new cost effective material s and structures, but this area has been discussed previously and I believe is fairly well established.

Program Description and Purpose

Donald O. Thompson, Rockwell International

Thousand Oaks, CA

12:00 AM

I'd like to spend a few minutes to give a brief overview of the ARPA/AFML research program in NDE. The objectives of the program are as follows:

  • To pursue advanced research in quantitati ve techniques for NDE
  • To establish a focal point for NDE research
  • To establish communication between the research community and the NOE user
  • To promote the image of NDE

Welcome

C J. Meechan, Rockwell international

Thousand Oaks, CA

12:00 AM

It's a pleasure to welcome you on behalf of Rockwell International and the Science Center to this symposium. We're very happy to join with Dr. Ed VanReuth and Dr. Mike Buckley in sponsoring this symposium.

Nondestructive evaluation or nondestructive testing, as some of you would call it, is a fantastica lly important subject to us, both to the company and we believe as a country. We're performing a little experiment with NASA and the Soviet Union today, and that little program has .a lot of dependence on nondestructive evaluation.