The 217Plus™ reliability prediction methodology was developed by Quanterion Solutions staff as the latest approach being used by government and industry. Initiated under the DoD’s Reliability Analysis Center (RAC) and Reliability Information Analysis Center (RIAC) contracts, the original 217Plus models have all been updated by Quanterion to the current 217Plus™:2015 version based on new data.
The 217Plus™ methodology is intended to be a replacement for the MIL-HDBK-217 “Reliability Prediction of Electronic Equipment.”
The failure rate models of 217Plus™ are more than updated MIL-HDBK-217 models; they are restructured to be more accurate by enhanced approaches to accounting for environments, for quality, and for cycling effects on reliability. The methodology also allows users to combine its models with their own experience data in a Bayesian type approach.
The 217Plus™:2015 methodology is available exclusively from Quanterion in several formats:
- As a downloadable “Handbook of 217Plus™ Reliability Prediction Models” (HDBK-217Plus:2015, Notice 1)
- As a Microsoft Excel-based tool that integrates the 217Plus™:2015, Notice 1 failure rate models and Process Grade Factors into one Calculator
Quanterion also provides tools and training to support the legacy 217Plus™ Software developed under the RIAC. Note: the legacy tool and its related resources do not include the model updates provided in Quanterion’s 217Plus™:2015 Handbook and its Notice 1 revision.