Reliability prediction is an important element in the process of selecting equipment. This prediction provides necessary input to system-level reliability modes for predicting expected downtime per year and system availability.
SR-332 provides all the tools needed for predicting device and unit hardware reliability. The Telcordia Reliability Prediction Procedure has a long and distinguished history of use within and outside the telecommunications industry. SR-332 provides the only hardware reliability prediction procedure developed from the input and participation of a cross-section of major industrial companies. This lends the procedure and the predictions derived from it a high level of credibility free from the bias of any individual supplier or service provider.
- FIT (λ): Failure in Time is the rate of random failures, usually expressed in components per giga-hour
- CL: Confidence level (60% or 90% is commonly used for the calculation)
- MTTF: Mean Time To Failure
- MTBF: Mean Time Between Failure
- MDT: Mean Down Time
- MUT: Mean Up Time
Assumptions for calculation
- The field failures are random failures and can be modeled with the exponential distribution
- The failure rate (λ) is constant and is expressed in FIT [10-9 h-1]