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2007 Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium

Date 22-25 Jan. 2007

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  • 2007 Proceedings - Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): c1
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  • 2007 Proceedings - Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium

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  • 2007 Proceedings - Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): i
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    The following topics were dealt with:reliability analysis; fault trees; software reliability; failure analysis; probabilistic distribution; risk management. View full abstract»

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  • Copyright & reprint permission

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): ii
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  • The International Symposium on Product Quality & Integrity

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): iii
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  • Symposium Management Committee

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): iv
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  • Past Symposia & General Chairs

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): v
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  • The R.A. Evans - P.K. McElroy Award for the 2006 Best Paper

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):vi - xi
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  • Tutorial Sessions

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): xii
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  • Technical program sessions and moderators

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):xiii - xiv
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  • Technical papers

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):xv - xix
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  • Modeling Expert Judgment for Reliability Prediction - Comparison of Methods

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):1 - 6
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    This paper presents an introduction into methods for representing and modeling expert judgment for reliability prediction in early stages of product development process. It provides a survey of required inputs and resulting outputs of the single approaches. The problem of handling uncertainties in early design stages will be exemplified by means of the evaluation of reliability for the software po... View full abstract»

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  • Reliability analysis of phased-mission systems: a correct approach

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):7 - 12
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    At the 2006 RAMS Conference, a paper entitled Reliability analysis of phased-mission systems: a practical approach was presented. This paper established an alleged novel and simple approach to reliability analysis of phased-mission systems. The technique presented in that paper transformed a phased-mission system into several nonphased systems, thus allowing for each phase to be analyzed independe... View full abstract»

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  • Realistic reliability requirements for the stresses in use

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):13 - 16
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    This paper discusses, with examples, dependency of the reliability estimates or requirements on the use environments, including the details of reliability changes of electronic and mechanical components as a function of environmental and operational stresses as well as of their duty cycle. It also provides a discussion of the fundamental differences between the product validation and reliability d... View full abstract»

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  • Electronic failures and monitoring strategies in automotive control units

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):17 - 21
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    A widely spread and required risk analysis method in automotive industry is the FMEA (failure mode and effects analysis). However, it can be shown, that with the help of the FMEA, the complex relations of drive and monitoring strategies for example in engine, transmission and/or general automotive control units, cannot be completely treated. In order to show and to implement the new legal requirem... View full abstract»

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  • What is 217Plus/sup TM/ and Where Did It Come From?

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):22 - 27
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    In June, 2005 the DoD contract for the Reliability Information Analysis Center (RIAC), formerly known as the Reliability Analysis Center (RAC), was awarded to a five member team comprised of Wyle Laboratories, Quanterion Solutions, the Center for Risk and Reliability at the University of Maryland, the Penn State University Applied Research Laboratory (ARL), and the State University of New York Ins... View full abstract»

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  • A diagnostics design decision model for products under warranty

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):28 - 33
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    Warranty obligations in product service involve additional costs to the manufacturers. Building diagnostic features into a product can reduce the warranty costs because of; 1) fewer visits needed by warranty service representatives (through self-guided user repairs for simple problems) and 2) shorter service times (via reduced diagnostic time) for each failure. However, this approach increases the... View full abstract»

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  • Simulation and calculation of reliability performance and maintenance costs

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):34 - 40
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    This paper provides a short description of an extensive method for simulation and calculation of reliability, availability and maintenance costs of a product (system, function, equipment, mechanism, part, etc). Our method helps the designer to determine at an early stage of the design what level of reliability performance and corrective and preventive maintenance costs can be achieved under the se... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling and optimization of extended warranties using probabilistic design

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):41 - 47
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    Reliability engineers and actuaries from the insurance industry are increasingly being asked to collaborate in measuring, valuing and managing risk associated with extended warranties and long term service agreements. This interaction has resulted in the development of hybrid approaches that combine methods of quantifying uncertainty in the engineering domain (probabilistic design algorithms) with... View full abstract»

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  • Embedded diagnostics enable military ground vehicle

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):48 - 52
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    The DoD has initiated programs to modernize logistics practices and processes. Among them is the requirement to build and deploy autonomic logistics (AL). AL is necessary to provide a focused and tailored logistics response to area of operations (AO). It is based upon knowing status, condition and health of all combat equipment in the AO. Embedded sensors monitor levels of consumables (fuel, ammo,... View full abstract»

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  • Real time consequence engine

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):53 - 58
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    This paper presents a brief overview of a prognostics and health management (PHM) system, the basic capabilities and architecture of the real time consequence engine (RTCE), and how the RTCE fits into a PHM system. Also, examples of consequence analysis results as applied to a past prototype development effort and the results of ongoing modification efforts to RTCE are presented. By varying operat... View full abstract»

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  • Energetic Material/ Systems Prognostics

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):59 - 64
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    The US military and weapons industries require their weapon systems to be reliable. As inexpensive miniaturized sensors and affordable simulation tools have become available, the prognostics method has begun to attract the attention of engineers seeking a new way to increase and optimize system reliability. This paper presents the tools currently available and being developed for prognostics of mi... View full abstract»

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  • Electronic Prognostics for Computer Servers

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):65 - 70
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    Electronic prognostics (EP) relates measurable precursors of failures to remaining useful life (RUL) predictions for electronic systems. When used with condition-based maintenance, EP promises to significantly increase the effective mean-time-between system failures (MTBF) by predicting and avoiding system failures (maintenance planned based on condition). Increased MTBF numbers translate into enh... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic Reliability Block Diagrams VS Dynamic Fault Trees

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):71 - 76
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    Reliability block diagrams (RBD), and fault trees (FT) are the most widely used formalisms in system reliability modeling. They implement two different approaches: in a reliability block diagram, the system is represented by components connected according to their function or reliability relationships, while fault trees show which combinations of the components failures will result in a system fai... View full abstract»

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  • Fault Tree Analysis Based on Fuzzy Logic

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):77 - 82
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    Accurate assessment of system reliability with limited or insufficient statistical data is difficult. This paper presents a method which overcomes the drawbacks of traditional fault tree analysis (FTA) by using FTA based on possibilistic measures and fuzzy logic. This method is designed specifically for situations wherein reliability and safety assessment is imprecise by nature and necessary stati... View full abstract»

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