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IRE Transactions on Reliability and Quality Control

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  • Accelerated Life Testing of Capacitors

    Publication Year: 1957, Page(s):9 - 20
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    One of the problems facing the designer of modern electronic communication systems is the ultimate reliability to be achieved under service conditions. The required level of reliability together with the unavoidable complexity of present-day equipment calls for components having extremely low failure rates. Evaluation of the failure rates of such magnitude in the laboratory or pilot plant is pract... View full abstract»

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  • Application of a Method of Inspection Testing to Assurance Reliability

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):19 - 26
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    This paper describes the use of a sampling method of inspection testing for the purpose of controlling reliability in a system. The acceptable quality level (AQL) and mean failure free time can be estimated by the maximum likelihood method, assuming that errors are distributed by the Poisson Law. Hence, a choice of quality levels or reliability levels can be made. Single or multiple sampling plans... View full abstract»

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  • Some Aspects of Satellite and Space Probe Reliability

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):7 - 14
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    It is becoming a recognized fact that many of the electronic piece parts used in present day ballistic missile and space probes are inadequate for the long-life space programs of the near future. Realization of the major differences of life and reliability requirements resulting from short and long term exposures to the space environment has led to a four point plan for the establishment of an acc... View full abstract»

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  • Multienvironmental Life Testing of Parts and Components in Rockets and Guided Missiles by Statistical Design

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):34 - 42
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    This paper suggests a method of studying the effect of environmental factors on missile parts and components for the following cases: 1. When the effects of preoperational environments are being investigated. 2. When environmental test facilities are sufficiently sophisticated to allow simultaneous application of operational environments to be made while the item is functioning. 3. When the first ... View full abstract»

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  • A developmental approach to reliability in missile system equipment

    Publication Year: 1956, Page(s):44 - 54
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    Some concepts of reliability based on failure rates of components are presented. These concepts are further interpreted from a statistical point of view for better understanding of the basic reasons for component failures — hence unit, subsystem and system failures. Based on these concepts a program of testing, data collection and analysis is outlined as an approach to estimating and contro... View full abstract»

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  • Quality and the television production engineer

    Publication Year: 1956, Page(s):44 - 52
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    It is often said that quality is priceless. We may use the idiom of the engineer, however, and say that quality in the television industry is definitely not priceless, but must be bought and guaranteed by the unending efforts of the production engineer. View full abstract»

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  • Prediction of Tube Failure Rate Variations

    Publication Year: 1957, Page(s):65 - 71
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  • A basic study of the effects of operating and environmental factors on electron tube reliability

    Publication Year: 1956, Page(s):46 - 56
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    The ever increasing complexity and size of military electronic equipment has made the subject of component reliability extremely important. This is expecially true of electron tubes, and the problem has been the subject of much thought and effort. View full abstract»

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  • An Information Theory Approach to Diagnosis

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s): 35
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    In the preceding paper, a model of a sequential diagnostic test procedure is developed for application to fault location in electronic equipment. The average cost of diagnosis is defined and the problem of finding procedures of minimum average cost is solved for two special cases. In the present paper, the ratio of the average information gained by performing a given test to the cost of the test i... View full abstract»

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  • A new life-quality measure for electron tubes

    Publication Year: 1956, Page(s):1 - 11
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    Since the Military Standard MIL-E-1B replaced JAN-1A Specifications, the tube industry and tube users have been searching for a common satisfactory measure for the life quality of electron tubes. This paper proposes a new measure, incorporating the information in the electron tube failure-age distribution for replacement of the obsolete Average Life Percentage originally specified in JAN-1A. A Wei... View full abstract»

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  • Military Weapon Systems Complex and the Professor Factor

    Publication Year: 1957, Page(s):54 - 64
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  • A Sequential Test for Comparing Component Reliabilities

    Publication Year: 1957, Page(s):37 - 47
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    A statistical technique is presented by means of which the reliabilities of two types of component (or equipment) may be compared, and a decision made in favor of one type or the other. The technique differs from those previously devised for this purpose in that the assumptions on which it is based are less restrictive and thus more likely to be satisfied in practice. View full abstract»

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  • Computer Methods for Estimating Weibull Parameters in Reliability Studies

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):15 - 22
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    In an earlier paper3 which appeared in this Transactions, the author showed in the appendixes two methods of estimating the shape and scale parameters of a Weibull distribution from a set of life testing data. They are: (I) the method of least squares for the transformed data, and (II) the method of maximum likelihood for ungrouped data. It was pointed out that since the method of least... View full abstract»

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  • Parts vs. systems: The reliability dilemma

    Publication Year: 1956, Page(s):27 - 38
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    One branch of the Service found that it had spent some fifteen times the original cost on certain electronic gear. The total cost of military equipment to the Services must include the cost of spares, maintenance and repair, plus the changes found necessary after the equipment has been accepted for use. When you add to this the problem of getting and keeping competent technicians, the growing emph... View full abstract»

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  • Reliability as a Responsibility of Engineering Management

    Publication Year: 1957, Page(s):45 - 48
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  • Reliabilty Control based on Multiple Sequential Feedback

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):45 - 56
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    The classical approach to reliability improvement is based on a single feedback loop embracing design, development, production, and field service. A procedure of multiple sequential feedback is described which ties in with reliability prediction to provide a specified reliability on the first production run. Techniques are described which can be applied to many industrial operations. Illustrations... View full abstract»

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  • Design by Worst-Case Analysis: A Systematic Method to Approach Specified Reliability Requirements

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):15 - 21
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    Design criteria which result in a systematic method to approach specified reliability requirements of equipment are essential to the development of complex electronic systems. A practical approach to designing equipment which lends itself to theoretically valid reliability prediction has long been sought. The worst-case analysis offers an answer in terms of a simple, well-organized, analytical met... View full abstract»

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Aims & Scope

This Transactions ceased production in 1962. The current retitled publication is IEEE Transactions on Reliability.

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