New Product Release - RGA 7 for Reliability Growth and Repairable System Analysis
TUCSON, AZ (September 24, 2009) - ReliaSoft Corporation announced today the release of a new major version upgrade to the RGA software for reliability growth analysis and fielded repairable system analysis. This completely updated software product was developed in cooperation with Dr. Larry Crow, the leading authority in the field of reliability growth analysis, as well as key development partners in government and industry. RGA provides all the tools you need to plan your reliability growth strategy and analyze data from developmental tests. The software also helps you to apply one of the reliability growth models — the non-homogeneous Poisson process (NHPP) — for fielded repairable system analysis without the detailed data sets that normally would be required.
In addition to a completely updated and enhanced user interface, RGA 7 provides many powerful new and enhanced features, including:
The Growth Planning Folio allows you to define the amount of time planned for each phase in the testing program along with settings that describe the planned reliability growth management strategy. You can use this tool to make estimates about whether you will be able to achieve your MTBF goal with a given management strategy or to determine what strategy will be necessary to meet the established goal.
Multi-Phase Data Sheets make it possible for you to enter data from multiple phases of testing, using "Event Codes" to specify the end time for each phase, the specific test times when fixes were implemented and other details that can be considered by the model.
You can use the Multi-Phase Plot to link the reliability growth program plan with your test data in order to track the progress and determine whether you will need to make adjustments in the remaining test phases in order to meet your MTBF goal.
The Mission Profile Folio helps you to create a balanced operational test plan and track the actual testing against the plan to make sure the data will be suitable for reliability growth analysis.
Based on the NHPP model, the Repairable Systems Design of Reliability Tests (DRT) utility will help you to determine the amount of test time (or number of test units) that will be required to demonstrate a specified reliability goal for a repairable system (defined in terms of MTBF or failure intensity at a given time).
The Monte Carlo Data Generation utility allows you to create data sets with values randomly generated based on the NHPP model. The SimuMatic® tool expands on this capability by automatically performing specified analyses on a large number of simulated data sets. For example, you may wish to use this tool to experiment with the impact of sample size or test time for reliability demonstration tests or to construct simulation-based confidence bounds.
A complete summary of product features, including examples and other resources, is available on the Web at http://RGA.ReliaSoft.com.
About ReliaSoft Corporation
ReliaSoft Corporation is the industry leader in reliability engineering software, training and services that combine the latest theoretical advances with essential tools for the practitioner in the field. Founded in 1992, ReliaSoft has evolved into a total reliability solutions company, offering tools and expertise focused primarily on the reliability engineering and quality needs of product manufacturers and maintenance organizations. Acclaimed for their ease of use, analytical power and unparalleled technical support, ReliaSoft's software products facilitate a comprehensive set of reliability analysis techniques, including life data (Weibull) analysis, quantitative accelerated life testing, system reliability and maintainability, reliability growth, standards based reliability prediction, FMEA, RCM, FRACAS, and other related analyses. The company also offers an extensive curriculum of reliability training courses that provide thorough coverage of both the underlying principles/theory and applicable software. ReliaSoft maintains an active R&D program and is firmly committed to enhancing the effectiveness and reputation of the reliability discipline through initiatives such as the International Applied Reliability Symposium, the Certified Reliability Professional (CRP) program, the weibull.com reliability engineering resource website, and others. To provide the highest possible level of customer service worldwide, ReliaSoft has established a network of regional centers in selected geographical locations, complemented by independent Sales and Support Partners/Distributors in specific countries within these regions. For more information, please contact the Corporate Headquarters or consult the Worldwide Directory.