Integrated FMECA for Agile Diagnostics and Prognostics Development

April 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm America/New York Timezone
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
3 Forbes Rd
Lexington, MA 02421

Reliability Society

Alastair Moubray and Thaddeus (Ted) Mateja, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems

This presentation discusses an improved business method for leveraging Failure Mode, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) with complimentary Built-In-Test Effectiveness (BEA) and Sneak Circuit Analysis (SCA) that are collectively known as Integrated FMECA to assure dependable system design in an Agile development environment. The transformation of the project Reliability/Maintainability (R/M) engineer/analyst’s role is described and how it is being influenced by the confluence of Agile with modular open architecture design principles. These design approaches provide for affordable requirement changes during product development, while enabling the evolutionary acquisition, rapid prototyping and fielding of interoperable systems. The Integrated FMECA analyst role of identifier, quantifier, and mitigator of design risks/anomalous system behavior and independent Fault Detection / Isolation design verifier remains. However there are increased expectations to grow and assume the subject matter expert responsibilities of a Diagnostics and Prognostics System Architecture / Requirements Engineer as part of the Agile team.

The presentation incudes the realized benefits of using Integrated FMECA during Agile Diagnostics and Prognostics Development for several projects at a major defense firm. It highlights the R/M analyst’s new role in the Agile design of dependable open systems using the latest technological advances contained in Developmental, Non-Developmental and Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and software to speed up the product development process and deliver affordable best value solutions to both military and commercial customers.

Author Bio: Alastair Moubray is a Senior Systems Engineer at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems in Marlborough, MA. Alastair has 15 years of experience in RAM-related fields in both military and commercial projects, the last 10 at Raytheon. At Raytheon, he has worked on air, sea, and ground based radar systems, naval combat systems and air defense missile programs. Prior to Raytheon, he worked in Reliability -Centered Maintenance and maintenance training in the petrochemical, utilities, and food-processing sectors. His background includes Design for Reliability and Maintainability, FRACAS, Maintainability Verification Testing, Reliability and Availability field performance monitoring, Preventive his MSME from the University of Rhode Island in 2010.

Thaddeus (Ted) Mateja is an Engineering Fellow at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) in Tewksbury, MA. Ted has over 4 decades of Reliability, Availability & Maintainability (RAM), System / Specialty Engineering experience over the entire life cycle with ground, sea and space based strategic & tactical sensors, effectors, platforms, BMC4I, system of systems, and life support medical electronics, the last 3 decades at Raytheon. Prior to Raytheon, Ted led RAM technical efforts at General Dynamics/Dynatronics, AVCO Systems, GTE Communications Systems and was the Design Assurance Manager at AVCO Medical Products. He received his BSEE degree from Northeastern University, is an IDS Program Management College graduate, and has an honorary title of ‘Steely-Eyed Missileer’ in Ballistic Missile Defense. His current interests include ubiquitous computing for preemptive maintenance and dependable system design. Ted is also a National Defense Industrial Association member and was the Software Reliability track moderator at 2009 RAMS.

Meeting Location: MIT Lincoln Laboratory, 3 Forbes Rd, Lexington, Massachusetts, 02421

Registration: click here

Directions to 3 Forbes Road, Lexington, MA:

• Take Route 128/I-95 to Exit 30B, Route 2A Westbound.
• At the first traffic light, turn left onto Forbes Road.
• Go to the end of the street.
• At the traffic circle, turn right.
• Go halfway around the traffic circle and turn into the parking lot for MIT Lincoln Laboratory
• The main entrance is straight ahead, shared with “agenus”.