Numerical Calculation of Mean Mission Duration

  title={Numerical Calculation of Mean Mission Duration},
  author={Jonathan D. Lessels},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Reliability},
The purpose of this paper is to show how numerical integration can be used to calculate Mean Mission Duration (e.g., as required in MIL-STD-1543, Reliability Program Requirements for Space and Missile Systems). The accuracies, limitations, and applications of trapezoidal, Simpson's Rule, Weddle's Rule, and Gauss-Legendre numerical integration are discussed and a sample computer program for Weddle's Rule is presented. Weddle's Rule is shown to yield the most accurate results for hand calculators… CONTINUE READING