In a small system, the problems encountered are many, but all could fall into three categories. These being (l) equipment, (2) personnel, and (3) management.
Equipment problems could be the most common, but also the most difficult to deal with. Another problem is the lack of adequate test and maintenance equipment.
Personnel can be the number one problem if experienced and trained people are not employed. This could be the downfall of many systems whether large or small.
The third most common small system problem is management.
All of the above mentioned problems have varying ways of being solved. This paper will discuss some of these problems and their solutions.