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Mean Time Between Unscheduled Removal (MTBUR) and Mean Time Between Distortions (MTBD) vs. Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF)

DSIAC was asked to provide some assessment on the general acceptance of using MTBUR and MTBD instead of MTBF, using “defect” instead of “failures.” DSIAC reached out to a reliability subject matter expert, who gave…

Reliability Testing of Nuclear Power Systems for Space

A DSIAC subject matter expert from the Johns Hopkins University Energetics Research Group provided points of contact from NASA Glenn Research Center and Los Alamos National Laboratory. These contacts were involved in the Kilopower project….

Solid State Drive (SSD) Health Monitoring

DSIAC staff reviewed DTIC and open-source information related to self-monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology (S.M.A.R.T. or SMART) embedded in modern computer storage media devices and their control electronics. Additionally, SSD reliability information and software utilities…

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Army Researchers Are After Cost-Effective Safer, Lighter Batteries

Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the Georgia Institute of Technology are focused on the development of batteries that improve the safety and energy density of ones currently found on the battlefield. The joint modeling and experimental work reports on the progress towards the discovery of novel solid state electrolytes that would allow

Battelle Wins US DoD Contracts to Support AFRL

Battelle has secured two contracts from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to support the US Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Sensors Directorate. Under the Microelectronics and Embedded Systems Assurance (MESA) contracts, worth $23m, the company will help the country keep counterfeit and untrustworthy integrated circuits and embedded systems out of the military supply chain

Unique High-Brilliance X-Ray Sheds New Light on Additive Manufacturing Process

AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate researchers recently took advantage of a unique and rare research opportunity to better understand the behavior of materials used in the additive manufacturing process. Once a little-known curiosity, the popularity of additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing as it is commonly known, has increased in recent years, both among researchers and