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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: FJK
Organization:FJK Consultants
Date posted: Fri Dec 15 8:32:18 US/Eastern 2000
Subject: Integrity
Message:
Please let me know how the term Integrity is defined in relation to BIT and whether there is a specification reference that can be cited.


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Subject: Integrity and BIT
Reply Posted by: Bruce Dudley (bdudley@alionscience.com )
Organization: Reliability Analysis Center
Date Posted: Tue Dec 19 15:09:33 US/Eastern 2000
Message:
Searched all the Maintainability documents for testability and "integrity" and the only reference is integrity for cable testing in MIL-HDBK-470, Military Handbook Designing and Developing Maintainable Products and Systems. Other sources consulted were: RADC-TR-90-239 Testability / Diagnostics Design Encyclopedia, MIL-HDBK-470 Military Handbook Electronic Reliability Design Handbook, The Reliability Toolkit; Commercial Practices Edition and MIL_STD-2165 Testability Program for Electronic Systems and Equipments. Testability and Built-in-Test design concerns, effectiveness and parameters are all discussed in these documents, but integrity is not a factor cited.


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Subject: BIT
Reply Posted by: Jean-Marie CLOAREC (jean-marie.cloarec@ligeron.com )LIGERON SA
Date Posted: Tue Jan 2 4:51:09 US/Eastern 2001
Message:
BIT = Built Integrated Test. I think you have confused "integrity" with "integrated". BIT mean that you study the integrated test in the system, i.e. the tests that are part of your system, that don't need external test support.


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