A Survey of Electronics Obsolescence and Reliability
DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION EDINBURGH (AUSTRALIA) AIR OPERATIONS DIV
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The service life of military assets significantly exceeds design life of commercial electronic systems used within them. Electronic obsolescence is increasingly associated with physical characteristics that reduce component and system reliability, both in usage and storage, with few design margins outside commercial warranty periods. Software content, however, remains a dominant limiting factor for reliability of electronic systems, and emerging commercial trends compound this. Traditional approaches to manage and sustain electronic systems are therefore increasingly ineffective and costly. This report surveys the interrelated concerns of obsolescence and reliability of electronic systems, and describes emerging responses to these concerns.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies