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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...
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 Reliability Growth
Reliability growth is the improvement of a product's reliability over time (hence the term, growth) through learning about the deficiencies of the design and taking action to eliminate or minimize...
1999 Accelerated Testing
To meet increasing competition, get products to market in the shortest possible time, and satisfy demanding customer expectations,industry is turning to sophisticated methods and techniques 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.)
2000 Analysis of "One-Shot" Device
This START sheet addresses the steps necessary to statistically establishthe reliability, or probability of success, of "one shot" devices.
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...
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.
2001 Joint Publication 3-0, Doctrine for Joint Operations, 10 Sep 2001
This revised edition of JP 3-0, Doctrine for Joint Operations, represents the latest in a series of updates to joint doctrine. It reflects the most current guidance for conducting joint and...
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...
2001 MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS)
MicroElectroMechanical Systems, or MEMS, represent an extraordinary technology that promises to transform whole industries and drive the next technological revolution.
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...
2001 Aerospace Systems Survivability Handbook - Volume 6 - Survivability Test and Evaluation
This Aerospace Systems Survivability Handbook Series is designed to provide its users with insight into the key activities performed by survivability personnel in support of aerospace systems...
2001 Aerospace Systems Survivability Handbook - Volume 5 - Survivability Models and Simulations
This Aerospace Systems Survivability Handbook Series is designed to provide its users with insight into the key activities performed by survivability personnel in support of aerospace systems...
2001 Aerospace Systems Survivability Handbook - Volume 4 - Survivability Engineering
This Aerospace Systems Survivability Handbook Series is designed to provide its users with insight into the key activities performed by survivability personnel in support of aerospace systems...
2001 Aerospace Systems Survivability Handbook - Volume 3 - The Survivability Program Plan
This Aerospace Systems Survivability Handbook Series is designed to provide its users with insight into the key activities performed by survivability personnel in support of aerospace systems...
2001 Aerospace Systems Survivability Handbook - Volume 2 - Survivability and Acquisition
This Aerospace Systems Survivability Handbook Series is designed to provide its users with insight into the key activities performed by survivability personnel in support of aerospace systems...
2001 Aerospace Systems Survivability Handbook - Volume 1 - Handbook Overview
This Aerospace Systems Survivability Handbook Series is designed to provide its users with insight into the key activities performed by survivability personnel in support of aerospace systems...
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...