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2001 Simulation-Based Acquisition (SBA)
Simulation-Based Acquisition (SBA) is an acquisition process in which DoD and Industry are enabled by robust, collaborative use of simulation technology that is integrated across acquisition phases...
1999 Single Process Initiative
SPI is an initiative for transitioning from multiple government-unique management and manufacturing systems to the use of common processes.
1999 Six-Sigma Programs
In 1988, Motorola Corp. became one of the first companies to receive the now well-known Baldrige National Quality Award. The specific Motorola innovation that attracted the most attention was its six...
2002 Statistical Assumptions of an Exponential Distribution
This START sheet discusses some empirical and practical methods for checking and verifying the statistical assumptions of an Exponential distribution and presents several numerical and graphical...
2002 Statistical Confidence
This START sheet discusses the practical aspects of statistical confidence, i.e., the confidence that we place (from a probabilistic point of view) on a statement about some random phenomenon of...
2000 Sustained Maintenance Planning
This START sheet addresses the concept of Sustained Maintenance Planning (SMP). (The RAC has also published a closely related sheet on Flexible Sustainment.)
2006 System of Systems Systems Engineering Guide: Considerations for Systems Engineering in a System of Systems Environment
In order to best support the warfighter in military operations and to provide efficient support and readiness in peacetime, the Department of Defense (DoD) continually seeks to develop new...
2003 The Applicability of Markov Analysis Methods to Reliability, Maintainability, and Safety
Markov models and Markov analysis methods were relegated to that list of exotic but rarely used stochastic modeling techniques, at least for reliability and maintainability purposes.
2003 The Chi-Square: a Large-Sample Goodness of Fit Test
Most statistical methods (of parametric statistics) assume an underlying distribution in the derivation of their results. There are two approaches to checking distribution assumptions. One is via...
2004 The RMQSI Case - A Reasoned, Auditable Argument Supporting the Contention that a System Satisfies its RMQSI Requirements
Today's customers demand reliable products. Obviously, such demands must be reflected in the product specification and requirements. Historically RMQSI methods have depended upon the availability of...
2004 Understanding Binomial Sequential Testing
This START sheet addresses double sampling plans and higher dimension sampling plans, namely sequential tests. Numerical and practical examples of sequential tests for attributes (pass/fail) data...
2012 Understanding Exponential Sequential Tests
The actual sample size "n" required in testing and confidence interval (CI) derivation is of tremendous importance for practitioners. For example, sample size carries with it a price tag in time,...
2004 Understanding Series and Parallel Systems Reliability
For engineers to understand the statistical reasoning behind reliability block formulas for series and parallel systems and provide examples of the practical ways of using them. This knowledge will...
2003 Use of Bayesian Techniques for Reliability
World of statistics is traditionally divided into two mutually exclusive camps: Classical and Bayesian. We present the Bayesian approach and some applications to reliability, leaving the subjective...