Accession Number : AD0824665

Title :   ANALYSIS OF TECHNIQUES FOR CONTROL OF INFANT MORTALITY IN PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS QUALITY ASSURANCE OFFICE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kline, Floyd L.

Report Date : NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : The report presents the results of a study of production 'burn-in' processes currently employed in the industry to reduce 'infant mortality' failures in electronics equipment and missiles prior to government acceptance for delivery to the fleet. Objectives of the study included the evolution of recommended Naval Ordnance Systems Command policy and instructional guidelines relative to the use of burn-in and other production 'debugging' processes in ordnance electronic and missile system procurements. The study concluded that burn-in processes are manufacturing R+QA tools and recommends that NAVORD control the infant mortality failures by including in production contracts quantitative reliability specifications and product acceptance criteria based on reliability test results. The possibility of individual or lot rejection on submission to Government acceptance tests because of infant mortality failures will provide the incentive for manufacturers to implement those R+QA processes, including burn-in, which are most cost effective in reducing the rejection risk. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS)), (*QUALITY CONTROL, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT), ACCEPTABILITY, NAVAL EQUIPMENT, ORDNANCE, GUIDED MISSILES.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE