Faculty Publications

Title

Applying forgotten lessons in field reliability data analysis to performance-based support contracts

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Avionics, Case study, Performance-based logistics, Reliability data, Repairable items, Statistical analysis

Journal/Book/Conference Title

EMJ - Engineering Management Journal

Volume

28

Issue

1

First Page

3

Last Page

13

Abstract

Assumptions used in field reliability data analysis may be seldom made explicit or questioned in practice, yet these assumptions affect how engineering managers develop metrics for use in long-term support contracts. To address this issue, this article describes a procedure to avoid the pitfalls in employing the results of field data analysis for repairable items. The procedure is implemented with the aid of a simplified example based on a real case study in defense avionics and is streamlined so that the computations can be replicated in other applications.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2016

DOI of published version

10.1080/10429247.2015.1130508

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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