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The Extended Continuous Evaluation Reliability Growth Model

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In 2007 the Defense Science Board convened a Task Force to investigate and make recommendations on changes that would increase the reliability of military systems. In 2008 a report was issued by the Task Force which gives the Task Force findings and recommendations. The Task Force found that the “lack of continuous RAM improvement during design, and the resulting low initial MTBF and low Growth Potential are the most significant reasons that systems are failing to meet their operational suitability requirements.” In addition, the Task Force recommended that “RAM, to include a robust reliability growth program,be a mandatory contractual requirement and document progress as part of every major program review.” The Task Force also noted that, “More importantly, an operational perspective earlier in the developmental process has often proven to be a catalyst to early identification and correction of problems.”

Keywords: RAMS 2010 Proceedings - Reliability Model - Product Reliability - Reliability Analysis/Prediction/Estimation

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