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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

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

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

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

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

Analysis Classes for Space Exploration Reliability Assessments

by Franzini, Benjamion J.; Putney, Blake F.

Understanding and effectively communicating the spectrum of risk and reliability analysis classes is critical for an analyst to contribute to a team working on developmental space exploration architecture, mission, vehicle, or technology design...

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

Achieving Shared Accountability for Operational Availability Attainment

by Hollick, Ludwig

The operational availability (AO) of an end-item is typically a key performance requirement for the operator of fleets of complex end-items such as an aircraft...

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

Unavailability Evaluation Method for Communication Network Management

by Matsukawa, Tatsuya; Funakoshi, Hiroyuki

In this paper, a method of unavailability evaluation for communication network management is proposed...

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

Optical Monitoring System Availability Optimization via Semi-Markov Processes and Genetic Algorithms

by das Chagas Moura, Marcio; Firmino, Paulo Renato; Droguett, Enrigque Lopez; Jacinto, Carlos Magno C.

Provided that preventive maintenance actions promote rejuvenation impact on availability indicator, this paper proposes an approach to maximize the mean availability by identifying an optimal maintenance policy for downhole optical monitoring systems...

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  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,Reliability and Availability Assessment, Markov

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