Accession Number:

ADA134380

Title:

Reliability Growth Programs of Major Weapon Systems in the Aeronautical Systems Division

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

New equipment may not have the required reliability after it is designed and built. Reliability growth is the improvement of the reliability of equipment resulting from correcting discovered defects. The author describes current reliability growth programs on five major weapon systems at the Aeronautical Systems Division of the Air Force Systems Command. In addition, the Component Improvement Programs for the engines used in three of those weapon systems are described. No single approach to reliability growth was determined to be the best because of substantial program differences and insufficient data.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE