Accession Number : AD0641112

Title :   ON THE OPERATIONAL RELIABILITY OF ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Sipos,Petre

Report Date : 18 APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Conclusions: (1) Knowledge of probability calculations and mathematical statistics is necessary for successful solution of problems in operational reliability. In general, statistical methods do not present especially difficult problems in the study of reliability. Usually, the difficulty consists in logical statement of the given problem. In the same way, statistics provide the theoretical basis for many practical solutions, which are purely intuitive in most cases. (2) Standardization and miniaturization of components is an important means for increasing the reliability of electronic equipment. Additionally, when it is economically and technically reasonable, it is recommended that components that have a high failure risk be kept as spares. To increase reliability further it is also necessary to choose reliable components, adequate operating conditions, and finally, to make failure predictions. (3) It is absolutely necessary to establish reliability standards for the various types of electronic equipment. For this it is necessary to use one of the most complete reliability characteristic, such as the average duration of normal operation. These reliability standards must be introduced in the early design stages. (4) It is necessary to establish an adequate terminology for reliability theory; the terminology used in this article is not to be considered definitive. (5) As the quantities and complexity of electronic equipment increase, it is absolutely necessary that reliability be considered as one of the most important parameters of the equipment. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, *RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS)), RUMANIA, PROBABILITY, FAILURE(ELECTRONICS), STANDARDS

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE