Defence Electronics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750600958, 9781483165516

Defence Electronics

1st Edition

Standards and Quality Assurance

Authors: Ray Tricker
eBook ISBN: 9781483165516
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 15th June 1991
Page Count: 402
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Defence Electronics: Standards and Quality Assurance is a reference manual for the standards and organizations involved in quality assurance in the general field of defense electronics. The book is comprised of 14 chapters that are organized into six parts. The text first covers the quality systems and control of defense electronics, and then proceeds to tackling the certification and purchasing of electronic components. The third part discusses the defense sales and quality in the U.K. Part Four discusses the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) structure and standards. The next part covers the application and availability of the global electronic defenses standards. The last part deals with the European defense market. The book will be of great use to individuals involved in the manufacturing and selling of defense related products. Military officials and employees of defense related agencies will also benefit from the text.

Table of Contents



Part One Quality Systems and Control

1 Quality Control and Quality Assurance

1.1 Definitions

1.2 Quality Assurance during a Product's Life Cycle

1.3 Specifications

1.4 Benefits and Costs of Quality Assurance

1.5 Costs of Quality Failure

2 The British Standards Institution

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Organization of BSI

2.3 BSI Certification

2.4 Other BSI Schemes

3 Quality Systems

3.1 Basic Requirements of a Quality System

3.2 Quality System Principles

3.3 Quality System Reliability

3.4 Quality Manual

3.5 Quality Plan

3.6 Quality Records

3.7 Organizational Structure

3.8 Quality Assurance Measurement

3.9 The Contract

3.10 Design Control

3.11 Purchasing and Procurement

3.12 Production Control

3.13 Product Testing

3.14 Handling, Storage, Packaging and Delivery

4 Standards for Quality Systems: BS 5750, EN 29000, ISO 9000

4.1 Historical Background

4.2 BS5750 Standard for Quality Systems

4.3 Choosing the Relevant Part of BS 5750

4.4 Choosing and Contracting a Supplier

4.5 Canadian Certification Services for Electrical Equipment

4.6 Government Support for Introducing Quality Management

5 Statistical Methods Applied to Quality Control

5.1 Probability Function

5.2 Failure Rate

5.3 Mean Time Between Failures

5.4 Quality Control and Testing

5.5 Planning a Graph

5.6 How a Manufacturer Can Guarantee Quality

5.7 Quality Control Charts

5.8 Sampling Methods

Part Two Certification and Purchasing of Electronic Components

6 Electronic Component Certification

6.1 Standard Specification Procedure

6.2 BS QOOO: British Approval for Electronic Components

6.3 CECC: European Approval for Electronic Components

6.4 IECQ: International Approval for Electronic Components

6.5 NECQ: American National System

Appendix A CECC Basic Rules and Rules of Procedure

Appendix B IECQ Basic Rules and Rules of Procedure

7 Purchasing Components Under the BS 9000, CECC and IECQ Systems

7.1 Choosing Components

7.2 The System of Specifications

7.3 Approval of Manufacturers

7.4 Approval of Distributors

7.5 Approval of Independent Test Laboratories

7.6 National Measurement Accreditation Service

7.7 Approval of Independent Assessors of Unencapsulated Add-on Components

7.8 Withdrawal or Suspension of Approval

7.9 Approval of Components

7.10 Quality Conformance Inspections and Tests

7.11 Release For Delivery

7.12 CECC Advance Information Procedure

7.13 Military Usage and Harmonization Advisory Group

7.14 Electronic Parts Information Center

Appendix A Short Description of Contents of BS 9000, BS 9003 and BS 2011

Appendix B BS 9003 Test Conditions and Procedures For Components

Appendix C Details For Tests Contained in the BS 2011 Series

Part Three Defense Sales and Quality in the UK

8 Defense Quality Assurance in the UK

8.1 Historical Background

8.2 Directorate General of Defense Quality Assurance

8.3 Directorate of Quality Assurance Administration

8.4 Directorate of Standardization and Quality Assurance Policy

8.5 Directorate of Quality Assurance Project Support

8.6 Directorate of Quality Assurance Industry

8.7 Directorate Of Quality Assurance Technical Support

8.7.1 Central Packaging Unit

9 Defense and Government Sales in the UK

9.1 The United Kingdom Defense Budget

9.2 The Ministry of Defense

9.3 The Ministry of Defense Procurement Executive

9.4 Types of Defense Contract

9.5 Tendering for Defense Contracts

9.6 MOD Defense Contract Conditions

9.7 Defense Export Services Organization

9.8 Where to Find Details of Defense Contracts

Appendix A Government Departments Operating Both General and Special Preference Schemes

Appendix B Nationalized Industries and Other Public Bodies Operating The General Preference Scheme

Appendix C Contractor Assessments Forms

10 Ministry Of Defense Contracts and Standards

10.1 Contract Conditions and Standards

10.2 Selection of Standards for Defense Procurement

10.3 Defense Standards

Appendix A Summary of Standard Conditions Used In Government Contracts

Appendix B Summary of Common Defense Conditions

Appendix C Defense Guides

Appendix D Details of Sections For Defense Standards

Part Four Selling to NATO

11 NATO Structure and Standards

11.1 The North Atlantic Treaty Organization

11.2 NATO Civil and Military Structures

11.3 NATO's New Integrated Military Command Structure

11.4 Standardization Agreements

11.5 Allied Publications

11.6 NATO Codification System

11.7 Allied Quality Assurance Publications

Appendix A Main Project Areas Likely to Interest Defense Contractors

Appendix B Standard Conditions of Government Contracts for Stores Purchase (Form GC/Stores/1)

Part Five Standards Worldwide: Application and Availability 12 Interoperability of Standards Worldwide

12.1 CEN/CENELEC Publications

12.2 Open Systems Interconnection Standards

12.3 International Telecommunications Union

12.4 National Standards

12.5 European Standard

12.6 International Standards

12.7 NATO Standards

Appendix A CCITT Blue Book

Appendix B British Standards Important to the Electronics Industry

Appendix C Defense Standards Important to the Electronics Industry

Appendix D American Organizations Producing Standards

Appendix E ANSI Standards for Quality Assurance

13 Ability Of Standards

13.1 Quality and Standards

13.2 Records

13.3 Data Retrieval Systems: CD-ROM

13.4 Databases and on-Line Information Services

13.5 Technical Indexes: Electronic Quality Assurance Microfile

13.6 Infornorme London Information

Part Six The European Defense Market

14 Selling to Europe

14.1 The Single European Act

14.2 European Free Trade Association

14.3 European Coal and Steel Community

14.4 Quality and Standards

14.5 Harmonizing Testing and Certification Procedures

14.6 BSI Testing and Europe

14.7 Information Technology in Europe

14.8 Electromagnetic Compatibility

14.9 EC Supplies Directive and General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

14.10 How the European Single Market will Affect Defense Contracts

14.11 Defense Export Services Organization

14.12 European Organization for Quality Control

14.13 European Foundation for Quality Management

14.14 Department of Trade and Industry Export Services

14.15 Euroinfocenters

14.16 CBI Briefing Pack

14.17 Croner's Europe

14.18 The Future of the European Market

14.19 How 1992 Will Affect US Industry

14.20 Warsaw Pact Countries







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About the Author

Ray Tricker

Ray Tricker is the Principal Consultant of Herne European Consultancy Ltd - a company specialising in ISO 9000 Management Systems - and is also an established author. He served with the Royal Corps of Signals (for a total of 37 years) during which time he held various managerial posts culminating in being appointed as the Chief Engineer of NATO's Communication Security Agency (ACE COMSEC). Most of Ray's work since joining Herne has centred on the European Railways. He has held a number of posts with the Union International des Chemins de fer (UIC) (e.g. Quality Manager of the European Train Control System (ETCS)) and with the European Union (EU) Commission (e.g. T500 Review Team Leader, European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) Users Group Project Co-ordinator, HEROE Project Co-ordinator) and currently (as well as writing books!) he is busy assisting small businesses from around the world produce their own auditable Quality and/or Integrated Management Systems to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001 and OHSAS standards. He is also a UKAS Assessor for the assessment of certification bodies for the harmonisation of the trans-European high speed railway network.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Consultant and Managing Director of Herne European Consultancy Ltd, UK

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