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2004 Combining Data
Combining similar data sets for the purpose of establishing confidence intervals, estimating or forecasting values, modeling data or establishing distributions (goodness of fit), is very appealing.
1998 Commercial Off-the-Shelf Equipment and Non-Developmental Items
the early 1980's, the Department of Defense's (DoD) only incentive to use commercial items was the potentially lower procurement costs that result from the economies of scale of the larger commercial...
2016 Comparing the GoPro Karma and DJI Mavic Pro Drones
DSIAC staff recently took a look at the capabilities of two newly released advanced consumer drones, the Karma, developed by GoPro, Inc., and the Mavic Pro, developed by SZ Dà-Jiāng Innovations...
1998 Cost as an Independent Variable (CAIV)
Cost as an Independent Variable, or CAIV, is defined in Section 3.3.4 of DoD 5000.2, as: ". . . a process that helps arrive at cost objectives (including life-cycle costs) and helps the requirements...
1996 Creating Robust Designs
Engineering products, from concrete structures to electronic circuits, are designed to perform a function by selecting component part parameters which will permit successful operation of the product...
2004 Derating
Derating can be defined as "the practice of limiting electrical, thermal and mechanical stress on parts, in a given design application, to levels that are below their specified ratings of their...
2001 Design for Maintainability (DFM)
The pressures of a global market continue to force companies to consider all aspects of product performance in an effort to remain competitive. An important aspect of product performance is...
2001 Design of Experiments (DOE)
The design of experiments (DOE), also called the statistical design of experiments, is a tool for determining the significance of different factors affecting process quality, and for calculating...
2005 Developing Reliability Requirements
Developing reliability requirements for products and systems is a multi-step process. Sometimes customers explicitly define the reliability requirements to the supplier. In other cases, the supplier...
2005 DoD Guide for Achieving Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability
The primary objective of Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition is to acquire quality products (systems) that satisfy user needs with measurable improvements to mission capability and operational...
1997 Electronic Reliability Prediction
The total assessment of reliability requires the quantitative estimate of three distinct and separate classes of failure; that is, early life, event-related and wear out.
2002 Empirical Assessment of Normal and Lognormal Distribution Assumptions
This START sheet discusses some empirical and practical methods for checking and verifying the statistical assumptions of Normal and Lognormal distributions. It presents several numerical and...
2003 Empirical Assessment of Weibull Distribution
Discusses some empirical and practical methods for checking and verifying the statistical assumptions of the Weibull distribution.
2000 Environmental Stress Screenin
ESS is a process in which environmental stimuli, such as rapid thermal cycling and random vibration, are applied to electronic items in order to precipitate latent defects to early failure.
2000 Flexible Sustainment
Readiness is the ability of forces or equipment to deliver designed outputs without unacceptable delay. While "readiness" is associated more with combat forces, it can also be used to describe how...
2018 FY2017 Annual Industrial Capabilities Report to Congress 20180412
Produced by: Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy This report is...
2002 Graphical Comparisons of Two Populations
This START sheet addresses the problem of graphically assessing two populations based on two samples. Such comparisons arise, for example, when analyzing two processes (or two devices) whose...
2006 Guide for Integrating Systems Engineering into DoD Acquisition Contracts
This Guide for Integrating Systems Engineering into DoD Acquisition Contracts supports the implementation of systems engineering (SE) policy initiatives by the Under Secretary of Defense for...
1996 Impacts on Reliability of Recent Changes in DoD Acquisition Reform Policies
The objective of this START sheet is to provide a brief overview on where recent changes in AR policy are affecting Reliability and Maintainability (RMQSI) and to provide the reader with additional...
2003 Interoperability
Interoperability is not a new term in the military vocabulary. Interoperability is a primary goal for military operational capability outlined in Joint Vision 2020.