Original Date: 05/20/2002
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Miniature/Microminiature Electronic Repair Program
The Maintenance and Logistics Command-Pacific has made significant use of the Miniature/Microminiature Electronic Repair program and expanded the usage to perform repairs on electronic circuit cards that normally would not be repaired, and also perform modifications to designs to alleviate design problems.
The Maintenance and Logistics Command-Pacific (MLCPAC) has utilized the Miniature/Microminiature (2M) Electronic Repair Program to perform repairs to electronic circuit cards. MLCPAC also expanded its use to circuit cards that normally would not have been considered repairable, and performed design modifications on some circuit cards to correct design deficiencies. The 2M Electronic Repair program provides the repair equipment, tools, techniques, and training required for electronic repair technicians to perform highly reliable, high quality repairs on complex circuit card assemblies. The 2M Electronic Repair program has saved money by avoiding costs associated with reliance on depot maintenance, and improved fleet readiness through the sustainability of equipment by on-site repairs. From 1997 through 2000, the Coast Guard documented a total cost avoidance of over $4.5 Million.
One circuit card assembly had a design problem that caused the circuit card to fail to perform in its application. The circuit was susceptible to high frequency electrical noise. Since each cutter had different frequencies of noise, the design had to be adjustable for the different frequency responses. A redesigned circuit consisting of switchable filters was developed and added to the current design by the 2M Electronic Repair technicians, saving the cost of procuring a new design card.
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