Appendix G

NETWORK EQUIPMENT DEPOT



Jim Osborne is coordinating repair of all components.

COLLECTOR COMPONENT REPAIR
   
MOTOR BOX
        currently not using ACM (some new ordered)
        local vendor (LODA)
        second local vendor starting (BEST)

    SENSOR
        currently not using ACM
        local vendor (LODA)
        second local vendor may start (BEST)
        sensor head boxes need to be replaced

    EVENT RECORDER
        currently not using ACM
        one local vendor (LODA)

    CLOCK REPAIR
        local vendor (Dales)


RAINGAGE COMPONENT REPAIR

  
  links for 6 gages are in plating
    problems with Belfort links
    shipping system still being developed


INVENTORY

UNIT #ready #for Test #to Fix Scrap
Motor Boxes 35 3 8 5
Sensors 9 8 5 4
Event Recorder 9 6 3 0
Clocks 25 3 16 NA

1- 2 electric clocks
2- 3 electric clocks


ORDERS

1st Quarter 1998 # Yearly Avg. *
Motor Boxes 17 80
Sensors 10 45
Event Recorders 7 10
Raingage Clocks 21 50

* NED design estimate
 

DESIGN UPDATES TO THE AEROCHEM MOTOR UNIT
    No changes to sensitivity circuitry, ruggedizing only
    New switch design; 170 produced at 3/4 the cost of commercial (non) alternative
    Replacing all MOVs (metal oxide varistor) with TVSs (Transient Voltage Suppressor)
    Spraying circuit board with weatherproofing
    Changing DC terminal screws to one way type
    In-house fabrication of clutch hardware   
    Delrin washer
    Bronze bushing


DESIGN UPDATES TO THE EVENT RECORDER
    Replacing all old resistors
    Replacing old coils with new spring loaded "clappers"


SHIPPING
    Sensors, motor boxes and event recorders in original set-ups starting 1 February


PROBLEMS
    Need to develop way to cold test clocks and sensors
    Find source for sensor housing
    Find source for sensor heater pad
    Need to begin making progress with raingage shipments


AIRMON
    Shipping special procedures used due to mailer contents


MDN
    Bulk ship to them
    FGS requests items to stock their inventory


Misc
    ordered 40 bucket tie-downs from ACM