Accession Number:

AD0626759

Title:

RELIABILITY MEASUREMENTS IN GUIDED MISSILES,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1956-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

Several useful techniques have been developed by the Applied Physics Laboratory for measurement of reliability in guided missiles. In addition to simplified approaches to probability theory, factual experimental data have been derived from current missile programs to demonstrate the practical use of exponential expressions in making reliability estimates. The general areas described in this paper are 1 reliability definitions 2 in-flight reliability analysis 3 ground-test failure analysis 4 component reliability indices 5 reliability predictions 6 base spares estimates and 7 relationship of reliability to complexity. The liberal use of charts and graphs makes this document specially valuable to design engineers who may wish to obtain a brief but understandable insight into basic reliability studies in the field of guided missiles. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE