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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.
2003 Empirical Assessment of Weibull Distribution
Discusses some empirical and practical methods for checking and verifying the statistical assumptions of the Weibull distribution.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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.
2004 Censored Data
Overview some statistical procedures, we illustrate them via several practical, numerical examples and we provide some references for further reading.
1996 Blueprints for Product Reliability - Part 6 - Ensuring Reliable Performance
The RIAC "Blueprints for Product Reliability" are a series of documents published by the Reliability Information Analysis Center (RIAC) to provide insight into, and guidance in applying, sound...
1996 Blueprints for Product Reliability - Part 5 - Measuring Product Reliability
The RIAC "Blueprints for Product Reliability" are a series of documents published by the Reliability Information Analysis Center (RIAC) to provide insight into, and guidance in applying, sound...
1992 Blueprints for Product Reliability - Part 4 - Assessing Reliability Progress
The RIAC "Blueprints for Product Reliability" are a series of documents published by the Reliability Information Analysis Center (RIAC) to provide insight into, and guidance in applying, sound...
1996 Blueprints for Product Reliability - Part 3 - Designing for Reliability
The RIAC "Blueprints for Product Reliability" are a series of documents published by the Reliability Information Analysis Center (RIAC) to provide insight into, and guidance in applying, sound...
1996 Blueprints for Product Reliability - Part 2 - Developing Reliability Goals/Requirements
The RIAC "Blueprints for Product Reliability" are a series of documents published by the Reliability Information Analysis Center (RIAC) to provide insight into, and guidance in applying, sound...