Quanterion Solutions Incorporated

About Quanterion Solutions Incorporated

Quanterion Solutions Incorporated, was formed with the mission to provide high quality QUANTitative engineering services to be used as critERION for critical decision making, hence the name Quanterion. Since its beginning in 2000, the company has expanded its technical capabilities beyond the original reliability, maintainability and quality to now also include knowledge management, software development/engineering, materials engineering, information technology and document management services. These technical capabilities are currently being applied in the defense, commercial, health care, energy and homeland defense markets.

2016 Edition of the Nonelectronic Parts Reliability Data Publication (NPRD-2016) Released!

The 2016 Edition of the Nonelectronic Part Reliability Data publication (NPRD-2016) presents failure rate data on a wide variety of electrical assemblies and electromechanical/mechanical parts and assemblies. Compared to its predecessor NPRD-2011 publication, NPRD-2016 adds 138,000 new parts and over 370 billion part hours, representing approximately a 400% increase in content. The expanded part types…  Read More

July 8th, 2015|

Quanterion Paper Published in Transactions of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration

Richard Wisniewski, Quanterion Senior Engineer, has had a paper published in the Transactions of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration.  The paper is based on work performed by Quanterion for the  Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research at Virginia Tech as part of National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) 2010-N-12081.  The work included the…  Read More

February 12th, 2015|

DoD Memo Regarding Information Analysis Centers’ Value

The Director for Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) has sent out an important memo, co-signed by Mr. Shaffer / ASD(R&E), identifying the Information Analysis Center (IAC) Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts as “best value vehicles” and conveying to requirements officers and contracting officers across DoD to consider the IACs as “vehicles of first…  Read More

February 6th, 2015|

New DoDI 5000.02 Released

On 7 Jan 2015, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense published a MEMORANDUM FOR THE ACQUISITION WORKFORCE to issue the new Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 5000.02 “Operation of the Defense Acquisition System” and cancel the interim version that was released on 25 November 2013. According to the Memorandum, the just-released version implements…  Read More

January 13th, 2015|

Quanterion Launches New Website

Quanterion Solutions announces the launch of its newly designed website at quanterion.com to coincide with the company’s 15th year anniversary. We invite you to take a look and welcome your comments.

December 18th, 2014|

217Plus: 2015 System Reliability Assessment Methodology Released!

This update to the popular 217Plus™ ‘Handbook of Reliability Prediction Models’ replaces the 2006 edition developed for the Reliability Information Analysis Center (RIAC). Available exclusively through Quanterion, 217Plus™:2015 contains new failure rate models covering photonics components and provides updates to the twelve original 217Plus™ component failure rate models based on new data. In addition to…  Read More

November 13th, 2014|

Quanterion Awarded $25.3M Contract for DTRIAC

Quanterion Solutions Incorporated has been awarded a $25,370,000 contract to provide services through August of 2019 for the operations of the Defense Threat Reduction Information Analysis Center (DTRIAC) located at Kirtland Air Force Base NM and Fort Belvoir VA, with support from the company’s Utica NY headquarters. Services include conducting analytical activities, preserving and expanding…  Read More

September 16th, 2014|Tags: , |

Interference Stress/Strength Analysis

In simplest terms, an item fails when a stress to which it is subjected exceeds the corresponding strength. In this sense, strength can be viewed as “resistance to failure”. Good design practice is such that the strength is always greater than the expected stress. The safety factor “η” can be defined in terms of strength…  Read More


The practice of limiting electrical, thermal and mechanical stresses on parts to levels below their specified ratings is called derating. MIL-STD-721C offers the following definitions of derating:

Using an item in such a way that applied stresses are below rated values
The lowering of the rating of an item in one stress field to allow an increase…  Read More

July 26th, 2014|Tags: |

Quanterion Contracts Increase Personnel Needs

Quanterion Solutions Incorporated, a Utica/Rome–based small technology business headquartered at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly), is growing based on several recent contract awards:

The company is part of a new DoD Center of Excellence, the Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC), under an Air Force contract which is the consolidation of six legacy DoD Centers…  Read More

July 2nd, 2014|Tags: , |