Title: Design for electronic equipment reliability in complex systems

Authors: Guillaume Poncelin, Aline Cauvin, Mathieu Glade, Patrick Lyonnet, Denis Dufrene

Addresses: Department of Avionic Systems Research and Development, Eurocopter, Marignane, France. ' Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Information et des Systemes, Avenue escadrille Normandie-Niemen, 13000 Marseille, France. ' Department of Avionic Systems Research and Development, Eurocopter, Marignane, France. ' Laboratoire de Tribologie et Dynamique des systemes, 58 rue Jean Parot, 42000 Saint Etienne, France. ' Laboratoire Organisation, Gestion Industrielle et Logistique, 2, cours des Arts et Metiers, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France

Abstract: This paper presents the issues linked to the reliability parameters of electronic equipment in complex systems and deals with the interests of controlling them throughout the whole development process. The development of the method is presented in five stages, from the quantitative determination of the reliability values to target for all the electronic equipment up to the list of opportunities to exploit and the processes to follow to reach the expected targets.

Keywords: design for reliability; DfR; design process; direct maintenance costs; DMC; profit control; reliability allocation process; electronic equipment; complex systems; product development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPD.2010.034314

International Journal of Product Development, 2010 Vol.12 No.1, pp.84 - 105

Published online: 31 Jul 2010 *

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