Electronically controlled equipment can perform some maintenance tests with more rapidity and precision than possible with manual techniques. Machine-programmed logic, coupled with test capability, can often readily solve problems made difficult by complex chains of interconnected black boxes. This report is intended to aid test and checkout design by presenting the capabilities and limitations of the various design concepts and of test, measurement, and decision methods. It also discusses alternative ways to satisfy specific kinds of operational and test requirements of weapon systems.
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