Abstract

Many organizations perform component and equipment testing to ensure that parts in various applications and environments are robust and will operate reliably in the field. In addition, failure analyses are often performed to identify the cause of failures resulting from device testing and/or field usage. The Reliability Analysis Center (RAC) Data Sharing Consortium (DSC) accumulates data from these sources and assembles this data into a repository accessible to its members. This article discusses the purpose of the DSC, the benefits of DSC, and the data sharing agreement. It presents a list of organizations who are members of the DSC consortium and of organizations which are in the process of reviewing membership requirements. RAC's mission, the awards it has received, and its efforts towards developing and maintaining effective DoD systems are also covered.

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