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A Fault Tree Approach to Quality Control by Variables

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2 Author(s)
Pau, L.F. ; Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications; 46 rue Barrault; F-75013 Paris, FRANCE and Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Department of Electrical Engineering; Cambridge, Massachusetts USA. ; Weber, G.G.

Based on the analogy between the events ``component failed'' (in reliability) and ``measurement out of tolerances'' (in quality control) acceptance sampling by variables is investigated when using the measurements made at several check-points for each device to be tested. The joint use of the fault-tree approach (especially in terms of min-cuts and min-paths) and of finite-sample hypothesis testing, leads to estimates of consumer and producer risks of a quality control procedure taking into account the internal design (functional diagram) of each device. As an example, a tuneable frequency multiplier is fully treated.

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Reliability, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:R-28 ,  Issue: 5 )