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Integrated Developmental and Operational Testing To Evaluate Reliability

by Sullivan,Richards; Krolweski, Jane; Harpel,Beth

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  • Publish date: 2011-01
  • Keywords:RAMS 2011 Proceedings,Reliability and Availability Assessment, Failure Analysis, Reliability Analysis/Prediction/Estimation

Quantifying the Value of Risk-Mitigation Measures for Launch Vehicles

by Joseph R. Fragola, D. Sc., PE; Elisabeth L. Morse

This paper proposes a method for re-considering the failures of historical launchers in a new light, with focus..

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  • Publish date: 2011-01
  • Keywords:RAMS 2011 Proceedings,Risk Assessment, Safety and Risk Management, Reliability Growth

Enhancing MIL-HDBK-217 Reliability Predictions with Physics of Failure Methods

by James G. McLeish;

This paper reviews the concepts on how PoF methods can co-exist with empirical prediction techniques in MIL-HDBK-217...

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  • Publish date: 2010-01
  • Keywords:RAMS 2010 Proceedings,Failure Analysis, Reliability and Availability Assessment, Reliability Prediction Design Reliability, Standards

Intermediate Failure States in Simulation-Based Launch Vehicle Risk Study

by Nejad,Hamed S.; Manning, Ted A.; Lawrence, Scott L.; Gee, Ken;

This paper concerns the risk assessment of a crewed launch vehicle on a mission to reach low earth orbit...

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  • Publish date: 2010-01
  • Keywords:RAMS 2010 Proceedings, Product Reliability, Failure Analysis, Risk Assessment

Availability target of the railway infrastructure: an analysis

by Uday Kumar; Per-Olof Larsson Kråik; Ambika P. Patra

The aim of this paper is to estimate the availability target for railway infrastructure based on the capacity and punctuality requiremen! ts of infrastructure managers and train operating companies...

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  • Publish date: 2010-01
  • Keywords:RAMS 2010 Proceedings,Reliability and Availability Assessment, Availability Model

Reintegration of Sustainment into Systems Engineering During the Department of Defense Acquisition Process

by Schmieder, Grant R. ;

This article provides brief descriptions of the actions that have been taken to rejuvenate sustainment planning during the early phases of program development...

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  • Publish date: 2010-01
  • Keywords:RAMS 2010 Proceedings,Reliability and Availability Assessment, Maintainability, Process Design/Reliability

Physical Simulation in Space Launcher Engine Risk Assessment

by Ramamurthy, Balachandar; Horowitz, Eliyahu; Fragola, Joseph R.;

The safety and reliability of crewed launch vehicles are design driving criteria. The success of such vehicles is contingent on the ability to meet mission requirements, while keeping the risk to the crew at an acceptable level...

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  • Publish date: 2010-01
  • Keywords:RAMS 2010 Proceedings, Product Reliability, Risk Assessment

PMF Series for Availability and Reliability Probabilistic Assessments

by Smith, Jan B.

PMF series (a contiguous family of probability mass functions) is a new method for probabilistic assessment of availability and reliability of both repairable and nonrepairable systems...

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  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2009 Proceedings,Risk Assessment, Availability, Reliability and Availability Assessment

Reliability and Quality of Service in Weighted Probabilistic Networks using Algebraic Decision Diagrams

by Bobbio, Andrea; Terruggia, Roberta

We discuss two types of interpretation of weights: weights as distances and weights as capacities. Correspondingly, two different algorithms based on a data structure called Algebraic Decision Diagram (ADD), are discussed and presented...

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  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2009 Proceedings,Networks, System Reliability, Probabilistic Risk Assessment

Optimal Maintenance of a Multi-Unit System under Dependencies

by Sung, Bill; Schrage, Daniel P.

A proposal for an alternative methodology to solve optimal maintenance problems is presented in this paper...

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  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2009 Proceedings,Reliability and Availability Assessment, Maintainability, R&M Modeling and Optimization

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