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A case study in estimating avionics availability from field reliability data

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posted on 01.10.2015 by Ettore Settanni, Linda B. Newnes, Nils E. Thenent, Daniel Bumblauskas, Glenn Parry, Yee Goh
Under incentivized contractual mechanisms such as availability-based contracts, the support service provider and its customer must share a common understanding of equipment reliability baselines. Emphasis is typically placed on the information technology-related solutions for capturing, processing and sharing vast amounts of data. In the case of repairable fielded items, scant attention is paid to the pitfalls within the modelling assumptions that are often endorsed uncritically and seldom made explicit during field reliability data analysis. This paper presents a case study in which good practices in reliability data analysis are identified and applied to real-world data with the aim of supporting the effective execution of a defence avionics availability-based contract. The work provides practical guidance on how to make a reasoned choice between available models and methods based on the intelligent exploration of the data available in practical industrial applications.

Funding

The authors gratefully acknowledge the support provided by the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath, the Innovative electronics Manufacturing Research Centre (IeMRC) and the EPSRC for funding the research.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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Quality Reliability Engineering International

Citation

SETTANNI, E. ... et al, 2015. A case study in estimating avionics availability from field reliability data. Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 32 (4), pp. 1553-1580.

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© John Wiley and Sons Ltd.

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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2015

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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: SETTANNI, E. ... et al, 2015. A case study in estimating avionics availability from field reliability data. Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 32 (4), pp. 1553-1580., which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/qre.1854. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."

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0748-8017

Language

en

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