TY - GEN

T1 - Reliability prediction for aerospace electronics

AU - Bernstein, Joseph B.

N1 - Publisher Copyright:
Copyright © (2015) by Technion Israel Institute of Technology. All rights reserved.

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - We present a method for predicting the failure rate, and thus the reliability of an electronic system by summing the failure rate of each known failure mechanism. We combine the physics of failure for each mechanism with their effects as observed by High/Low temperature and High/Low voltage and current stresses. Our method assumes that lifetime of each of its failure mechanisms follows constant rate distribution and each mechanism is independently accelerated by the stress factors that can be entered into a reliability model. The overall failure rate is thus, also follows an exponential distribution and is described in the standard FIT (Failure unIT or Failure in Time). The method combines mathematical models for known failure mechanism and solves them simultaneously at a multiplicity of accelerated life tests to find a consistent set of weighting factors for each mechanism. The result of solving the system of equations is a more accurate and a unique combination for each system model by proportional summation of each of the contributing failure mechanisms.

AB - We present a method for predicting the failure rate, and thus the reliability of an electronic system by summing the failure rate of each known failure mechanism. We combine the physics of failure for each mechanism with their effects as observed by High/Low temperature and High/Low voltage and current stresses. Our method assumes that lifetime of each of its failure mechanisms follows constant rate distribution and each mechanism is independently accelerated by the stress factors that can be entered into a reliability model. The overall failure rate is thus, also follows an exponential distribution and is described in the standard FIT (Failure unIT or Failure in Time). The method combines mathematical models for known failure mechanism and solves them simultaneously at a multiplicity of accelerated life tests to find a consistent set of weighting factors for each mechanism. The result of solving the system of equations is a more accurate and a unique combination for each system model by proportional summation of each of the contributing failure mechanisms.

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T3 - 55th Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences 2015

SP - 21

EP - 28

BT - 55th Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences 2015

T2 - 55th Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences 2015

Y2 - 25 February 2015 through 26 February 2015

ER -