Sunday, March 28, 2010
MIL-HDBK-217 now moving in the direction of Physics of Failure (PoF)
The Defense Standardization Program Office (DSPO) of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has initiated a multi-phase effort to update MIL-HDBK-217, the military's often imitated and frequently criticized reliability prediction bible for electronics equipment. In this paper, DfR reviews the reason for the revival and update of MIL-HDBK-217 along with the concerns over its shortcomings. For more information on how DfR is the industry leader in PoF, contact Jim McLeish, firstname.lastname@example.org.