While data interoperability between heterogeneous reliability assessment tools & products remains a challenge from and between subsystem designs, the goals at the “integrated system” or fielded product level (Availability, Cost of Ownership, Mission/Operational Success and Safety) remain unchanged.
1) Increased Availability
2) Reduced Cost of Ownership
3) Mission or Operational Success (Reliability)
4) Improved Safety
These four (4) goals may not be specifically identified in a Design or Sustainment Requirements document. But nonetheless, the “trading” or “balancing” of these objectives would be sought by the end-user or customer. The product manufacturer must consider to what extent it can develop a product that can meet or exceed such needs of the customer without increasing product development or sustainment costs.Read More