Reliability Program Handbook
This handbook provides "how to" guidance to industry and government for the reliability Activities and Methods contained in ANSI/GEIA-STD-0009 for developing reliable products and systems, successfully demonstrating them during test and evaluation, and sustaining them throughout the system/product life cycle.
ANSI/GEIA-STD-0009 requires the developers and customer/users working as a team to plan and implement a reliability program that provides systems/products that satisfy the user's requirements and expectations using a systems engineering approach. The four Objectives of ANSI/GEIA-STD-0009 are listed below:
Objective 1: Understand Customer/User Requirements and constraints. The team (developer, customer, and user), includes 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 are generated.
Objective 2: Design and redesign for reliability. The developer implements a set of engineering Activities so that the resulting system/product satisfies the customer's documented requirements and needs.
Objective 3: Produce reliable systems/products. The developer performs the Activities that assure the customer that the reliability requirements and product needs have been satisfied.
Objective 4: Monitor and assess user reliability. The team establishes a closed-loop feedback method for continuous monitoring of reliability trends and incorporation of recommended improvements (corrective actions) .
ANSI/GEIA-STD-0009 and this Handbook define a systematic approach to engineering a system/product, incorporating best practices that have evolved considerably in recent years.
Data Sets - Support Documents
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.