This article, the third of a three-part series, discusses how to develop an integrated environmental test schedule for military ground mobile equipment. Part 1 described the equipment to be tested, provided a general overview of mission profiles, and identified appropriate climatic conditions. Part II discussed the complexitics of the tracked-vchicle vibration environment, including research conducted in the Arizona desert and the Alaskan Arctic. Part III combines the information discussed in Parts I and II into combined environmental stress schedules. The first test schedule is "real-time" in that mean-time-between-failures (MTBF) could be approximated from the results, and the second test schedule attempts to find system weaknesses by deleting benign environments.

This content is only available as a PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.