1990-04-01

A New Methodology for Instrumenting Warranty Clauses 901009

In dealing with today's military equipment contracts, more and more people are obliged to specify use warranties and to follow up by monitoring how equipment performs against the warranties. But there has been a major problem -- difficulty in obtaining use measurements and records with such reliability that use-warranty status could be determined quickly and acceptably to all concerned. With the successful application of semiconductor technology to new elapsed time indicators and event counters for this task, there now is a reliable method of use measurement -- one that can travel with a piece of equipment from its initial testing to the end of its useful life. The new monitoring devices and their applications are described in detail.

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