View Single Post
Astronuc
#3
Sep9-06, 11:33 AM
Admin
Astronuc's Avatar
P: 21,827
I believe reliability means 'rate of success', i.e. it works reliably 0.8 or 80% of the time. So 1 is all the time, and 1-0.8=0.2 would be unreliability, which is related to the failure rate.

Look on the page for MIL-HDBK-217F
Reliability Prediction of Electronic Equipment- Notice F
http://www.weibull.com/knowledge/milhdbk.htm#200

One can download the pdf file.

Weibull.com is a good resource for statistics and statistical analysis.