Reliability Program Standard for Systems Design, Development, and Manufacturing
The developer shall solicit, investigate, analyze, understand and agree to the user’s requirements and product needs. The developer, working with the customer and user, shall include the activities necessary to ensure that the user’s requirements and product needs are fully understood and defined, so that a comprehensive design specification and Reliability Program Plan can be generated.
The developer shall use well-defined reliability- and systems-engineering processes to develop, design, and verify that the system/product meets the user’s documented reliability requirements and needs. The developer shall implement a set of engineering activities (included in this standard as normative activities and informative activities, refer to Section 3) so that the resulting system/product satisfies the customer’s documented requirements and needs.
The multifunctional team shall verify during production that the developer has met the user’s reliability requirements and needs prior to fielding. The developer shall include activities that assure the customer that the reliability requirements and product needs have been satisfied.
The multifunctional team shall monitor and assess the reliability of the system/product in the field. The team is responsible for identifying the data elements to assess the reliability of the system/product in the field and to ensure the data collected are accurate and complete. The team will establish a closed-loop feedback method to flow recommended improvements (corrective actions) for monitoring reliability growth.
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The G41 Committee is focused on standards and handbooks that take a systems engineering approach to reliability that align best practices of reliability management, design and testing with reliability methods that provide the most value and the least risk in terms of achieving reliable products. The demand for highly-reliable systems/products prompted the development of a ANSI/GEIA-STD-0009 (Reliability Program Standard for Systems Design, Development, and Manufacturing) and the corresponding handbook, TA-HB-009 (Reliability Program Handbook) that specifies a scientific approach to reliability design, assessment, and verification, coupled with integrated management and systems engineering.