RMQSI Digest – Apr 2016

    April 2016 Edition Recent Headlines: Defense: Radar Glitch Requires F-35 Fighter Jet Pilots to Turn it Off and On Again – The Guardian Troubled warplane that has yet to see any cyber security testing hit with yet another bug affecting flight performance requiring software update. New Army Weapon Tech Could Make Cleaning Obsolete – Army Times What if you never had…  Read More
April 7th, 2016|

RMQSI Digest – Mar 2016

  March 2016 Edition Recent Headlines: Defense: Vericor Power Systems LLC, Alpharetta, Georgia, is Being Awarded a $26,157,664 Modification to a Previously Awarded Contract (N00024-15-C-4100) to Exercise Options for the Manufacturing, Testing and Delivery of ETF40B Marine Gas Turbine Engines. – Department of Defense The SLEP will extend the service life of LCAC from 20 to 30 years; sustain/enhance craft…  Read More
March 7th, 2016|

Stress-Derating Calculator – (ECSS-Q-ST-30-11C Revision 1 Derating Standard) Released!

Quanterion Solutions’ Stress-Derating Spreadsheet Calculator – ECSS-Q-ST-30-11C Revision 1 Derating Standard is an Excel®-based software tool that allows the user to easily determine if a design is in compliance with the derating guidelines presented in the European Cooperation for Space Standardization document: ECSS-Q-ST-30-11C Rev 1 – Derating – EEE components (4 October 2011) After selecting the application environment…  Read More
March 7th, 2016|

RMQSI Digest – Feb 2016

    February 2016 Edition Recent Headlines: Defense: More Air Force Drones are Crashing Than Ever as Mysterious New Problems Emerge – Washington A record number of Air Force drones crashed in major accidents last year, documents show, straining the U.S. military’s fleet of robotic aircraft when it is in more demand than ever for counterterrorism missions in an expanding array…  Read More
February 4th, 2016|

Announcing the Automated Text Reader for NPRD-2016, FMD-2016 and EPRD-2014!

The RMQSI Knowledge Center announces a new format in its popular reliability databook series of publications for those who prefer electronic media. The Databook Automated Text Reader provides a searchable text viewing capability for our NPRD-2016, FMD-2016 and EPRD-2014 Databooks as individual product offerings, or in any combination.          
January 12th, 2016|

The RMQSI Knowledge Center will be at RAMS 2016 in Tucson on 25-28 Jan 2016!

The RMQSI Knowledge Center, operated by Quanterion Solutions, will have a booth at the upcoming RAMS 2016 in Tucson at the end of January. The Knowledge Center will be manning the Exhibit, so please stop by and say hello. We will be happy to discuss what our new Center is all about and what we…  Read More
January 8th, 2016|

RMQSI Digest – Jan 2016

January 2016 Edition Recent Headlines: Defense: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. Awarded Contract Modification for the Sustainment of the F-22 Reliability and Maintainability Maturation Program (RAMMP) – Defense United Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney, East Hartford, Connecticut, has been awarded a $317,757,559 modification (P00160) to previously awarded contract FA8611-08-C-2896 for F119 engine sustainment. Raytheon Co is Being Awarded a Contract Modification…  Read More
January 6th, 2016|

Confidence Bounds on the Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) for a Time-Truncated Test

There is a long standing discussion on how best to calculate the lower and upper confidence bounds on the Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) for a time-truncated test (Type I Censoring) assuming that the times between failure are exponentially distributed (constant failure rate).  This Reliability Que discusses the use of the Chi-Square distribution for confidence…  Read More
January 5th, 2016|

Quanterion Announces the 2016 Edition of the Failure Mode / Mechanism Distributions (FMD-2016) Publication

FMD-2016 contains field failure mode and mechanism distribution data on a variety of electrical, mechanical, and electromechanical parts and assemblies. This data can be used to assist in the performance of reliability analyses and assessments such as Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA). Compared to its predecessor FMD-2013, FMD-2016…  Read More
December 17th, 2015|

Maintenance Planning with Wearout Failure Modes

This Reliability Que will discuss how Weibull analysis qualitative results showing a wearout failure mode can be utilized to quantitatively drive the decision making process in Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) programs. RCM Basics As defined in NAVAIR 00-25-403, “Guidelines for the Naval Aviation Reliability-Centered Maintenance Process”, RCM is “an analytical process to determine appropriate failure management strategies,…  Read More
December 9th, 2015|