Dealing with False Positives or False Negatives
Join Kirk and Fred as they discuss testing and dealing with the information derived from HALT and consider them a false reason to improve product robustness.
- Sample size is critical to determining whether a weakness found in HALT requires comparing limits between sample units or from HALT of predecessor products.
- Rate of change in the field failure rate of a product in production is the critical to determine if a new latent defect or application needs investigation.
- How do we set trigger levels for acting on an increase in failure rates from testing or the field?
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Here is a link to Kirk’s book co-authored with John J. Paschkewitz available from Amazon “Next Generation HALT and HASS: Robust Design of Electronics and Systems”
Here is the link to the US ARMY/CALCE PAPER presented at the 2013 RAMS conference event mentioned in this podcast– “Reliability Prediction – A Continued Reliance on a Misleading Approach” . This is a government document that is in the public domain and should be distributed a read by any engineer that believes failure prediction methodology is useful or beneficial during product development.