|Student Name:||2Lt Sean C. Ritter|
|Thesis:||An Examination of Statistical Rigor Infused into the KC-46 Flight Test Program|
|Location:||ENS Conference Room|
|Date & Time:||02/26/2013 at 1400|
|Abstract:|| The KC-46 program is bringing on-line the replacement aircraft for the KC-135. Although not a new development program, but rather a modication program, there are extensive plans for the ight testing of the KC-46. Recent DoD emphasis mandates the use of statistical design principles for DoD test and evaluation. This project will examine the planned flight test program for KC-46 and reconsider components of that program based on principles of statistical rigor. Of particular focus will be the reliability and maintainability aspects of the flight test program. This is accomplished by validating the assumption of constant failure rate. Methodology is proposed that provides a framework for testing the assumption and comparing it with a Weibull distribution which does not assume constant failure rate. Notional implementation is provided using random variate generation of failure data.