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Reliability Measurement and Prediction

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1 Author(s)
C. Ryerson ; Radio Corporation of America, Camden, NJ, USA

Various measures of reliability are summarized with emphasis given to the mean life or mean time to failure of equipment. Methods for making this measurement and its interpretation are described. Calculation and prediction methods are presented based on equipment life characteristics under service conditions. Application procedures are described, and practical hints for reliable design and procurement are presented. Related aspects of the RCA Program For Reliability Control are described.

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IRE Transactions on Communications Systems  (Volume:4 ,  Issue: 2 )