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Topic: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers

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

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Posted by: Sheila Prather ( )
Organization:Northrop Grumman Corporation
Date posted: Mon Sep 11 13:34:43 US/Eastern 2000
Subject: Operational Parameter Translation
Is there an update to the the operational parameter translation method and/or translation factors published in both the Reliability Engineering Toolkit (dated 4/93) and the Commercial Practices Edition? Both documents reference TR-89-299. As always, you inputs are appreciated.


Subject: Op Parameter Translation
Reply Posted by: Bruce Dudley ( )
Organization: Reliability Analysis Center
Date Posted: Tue Sep 12 15:00:08 US/Eastern 2000
Updates to the Reliability Toolkit, including the op parameter translation, have been considered but we decided to fund the Maintainability Toolkit instead. This toolkit is expected to be out for distribution very shortly. The translation information in the commercial edition toolkit is very old as is the reference document TR-89-299, Operation Parameter Translation". Caution in its use should be a prime consideration as field data or test data would be more appropriate and accurate. If we decide to update this operational parameter information, the new Prism" tool would be the general source for extrapolating the figures of merit.

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