Accession Number : AD0808568

Title :   ENGINEERING STUDIES AND SURVEYS IN THE FIELD OF PARTS FAILURE PREDICTION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul-Dec 66 on Phase 1,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL ELECTRIC CORP PARAMUS NJ

Personal Author(s) : McCabe, Arthur T. ; Cierkowski, Jerzy M. ; Butler, Charles

Report Date : JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : Lack of success has been experienced in predicting time to failure and establishing effective replacement schedules for electronic parts. Largely, this is due to the generalizations that have been made regarding failure rates which were established for the class or category of the part under consideration. This report describes a study which was undertaken for the purpose of determining the feasibility of a method for predicting failures of electronic parts and components by measuring physical or electrical parameters associated with these parts or components while they are operating in their normal modes. As a result of the study, a procedure has been developed, which is technician-oriented, and which provides a means of predicting part failures based on measurements made during scheduled preventive maintenance periods. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PREDICTIONS), (*FAILURE(ELECTRONICS), (*ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, FAILURE(ELECTRONICS)), TEST EQUIPMENT, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS), TEST METHODS, INFRARED DETECTORS, NOISE, NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, TRANSISTORS, INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, ELECTRON TUBES, CAPACITORS, RESISTORS, DIODES, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE