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Dealing with Obsolete Parts
April-June 1999 (vol. 16 no. 2)
pp. 17-25
The objective of the Electronic Parts Obsolescence Initiative (EPOI) is to insure Air Force mission readiness and increase the fielded life of weapons systems at an affordable cost by developing a systematic approach to managing obsolescence. EPOI is developing management & re-engineering tools for defense systems affected by parts obsolescence and reliability models for commercially manufactured electronics utilized in defense systems. This initiative currently consists of eight programs covering three key areas of work: 1) Parts Obsolescence Management and Re-engineering Tools, 2) The Application of Commercially Manufactured Electronics (ACME), and 3) Pilot Demonstration Programs. The initiative's main technology foci are mixed signal electronics, Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC), Physics of Failure validation with commercial field return data, and standardized information exchange.
Index Terms:
Parts Obsolescence, Electronic, reliability, management, and prediction
Citation:
Ronald C. Stogdill, "Dealing with Obsolete Parts," IEEE Design & Test of Computers, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 17-25, April-June 1999, doi:10.1109/54.765200
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