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Topic: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers

Topic Posted by: Reliability & Maintainability Forum (src_forum@alionscience.com )
Organization: System Reliability Center
Date Posted: Mon Aug 31 12:47:36 US/Eastern 1998

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Posted by: Don Lin (dllin@lucent.com )
Date posted: Wed Jan 27 9:26:07 US/Eastern 1999
Subject: Survey of companies doing TAAF
Message:
Criscimagna and Zsak wrote an article "Reliability Growth" in the "Jour of RAC" (3rd Quarter 1998). It is similar to the use of the Test-Analysis-And-Fix (TAAF)approach (http://www.bmpcoe.org/how-to/books/taaf/intro.html) to increase the reliability of products. This approach was adopted by Army, Navy, and Air Force. Do you know any companies implementing this approach? Any companies use it for non-military, commercial products?


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Subject: Reliability Growth Test
Reply Posted by: Bruce Dudley (bdudley@alionscience.com )
Organization: Reliability Analysis Center
Date Posted: Fri Jan 29 9:26:06 US/Eastern 1999
Message:
In the 1996 Reliability and Maintainability Symposium Tutorial Notes, I found an application of growth testing in the commercial world. Mr. James Hough of Pitney Bowes discusses their reliability programs and the use of "Integrated Reliability Growth Test" (IRGT). This test is a planned test analyze and fix process in which Pitney Bowes products are tested under actual, simulated, or accelerated environments to identify design deficiencies and defects. The test program is followed by Alpha and Beta field tests where more information is collected to improve the product performance and durability.


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