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  1. Systems Reliability, Supportability and Availability Analysis Course Information and Administration

  2. Course Overview • Contact Information • About the Course • Objectives • Blackboard • Course Website • Homework • Exams • Info • Assignments

  3. Contact Information

  4. Contact Information ProfessorJerrellStracener, Ph.D., SAE Fellow & AIAA Associate Fellow Office: 300 Caruth Hall Phone: 214.768.1535 Email: Mail: EMIS Department PO Box 750123 Dallas, TX 75275-0123 EMIS Dept: Tammy Sherwood Phone: 214.768.1100 Fax: 214.768.1112 Website:

  5. Office Hours By appointment only: Monday through Thursday • in my office • by phone email request for meeting to

  6. Assistant Behrokh (Becca) Mokhtarpour: Phone: 214.768.2005

  7. Email Subject: EMIS 7305 – Key word(s) • Examples: • EMIS 7305-HW3 • EMIS 7305 - meeting To: Select Appropriate Person and copy other one • Jerrell • Becca

  8. About the Course

  9. Course Schedule – Spring 2012 Tuesday Thursday 12:30 PM – 1:50 PM 12:30 PM – 1:50 PM Location Caruth Hall 0179 First Class Tuesday, January 17 Exam1 Tuesday, February 7(On-campus) February 6-8 (Distance) Exam2 Tuesday, March 6(On-campus) March 5-7(Distance) Exam3 Tuesday, April, 10(On-campus)April, 9-11 (Distance) Last Class Thursday, April 26 Final Exam Monday, May 7 Please visit for the official calendar and final exam schedule

  10. Course Description This course is an introduction to systems reliability, maintainability, supportability and availability, (RMS/A) modeling and analysis with on application to systems requirements definition and systems design development. Both deterministic and stochastic models are covered. Emphasis is placed on RMS/A analyses to establish a baseline for systems performance and to provide a quantitative basis for systems trade-offs.

  11. Course Objectives To provide students with an understanding of systems RMS/A modeling and analysis as a basis for product development decisions based on tradeoffs involving multiple alternatives and uncertainty, for application in industry and government as well as in other engineering courses.

  12. Course Textbook (Optional) No textbook is required (Instructor notes will be posted on website)

  13. Objectives

  14. My Objectives To provide you with concepts, methods and techniques that • are relevant to engineering practice • provide a balance between theory and application To provide you some benefits of my many years of industry experience • example applications • lessons learned • career guidance

  15. Introduction and Expectations Who am I? Who are you? What do I expect? What do you expect?

  16. Introductions – You Name Major Employer Job Reason for taking course Expectations Visit the Student Network

  17. Introductions – Me Education Experience • Work • Teaching • Professional Societies for more information, see my resume

  18. Experience and Education 1962 SMU . U.S. Navy Wyatt, Inc LTV / Vought / Northrop Grumman SMU 196 0 1965 1966 1968 1969 1999 2000 Oct 2009 Industrial Engineer Electronics Technician & Instructor • Corp Statistician • Reliability Engineer • Technical Project Manager • ILS Program Manager 1990 CCC / UTA ARRI 1980 1985 AIAA Founder and Director INCOSE NTC • Officer • Member SAE RMSL Division (G-11) Co-Founder and ChairmanSAE Fellow DALLAS CCC UTA SMU UTA 1973 1977 1982 1989 1999 SMU SMU MS Statistics PhD Statistics BS Math 1984 1988 National University University of Dallas Adjunct Professor 1991 1994 1999 Ad hoc SE Council SMU SEP Founding Director

  19. Jerrell T. Stracener, Ph.D. Founding Director, Systems Engineering Program & Associate Professor Southern Methodist University Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering Dr. Jerrell Stracener is the founding director of the Systems Engineering Program and an Associate Professor in the Engineering Management, Information, and Systems Department at Southern Methodist University’s Lyle School of Engineering. He is the SMU Senior Researcher in the U.S. DoD sponsored Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC). He plans, directs, and administers the Systems Engineering Program and has led its development in partnership with industry and government since inception. Dr. Stracener also develops and teaches graduate courses in systems analysis methods; systems reliability, supportability, and availability analysis; engineering probability and statistics; and systems reliability engineering. He conducts/directs engineering of systems research and supervises masters and doctoral students. Prior to joining SMU full-time in 2000, he served an adjunct professor at SMU, the University of Texas at Arlington, National University in Los Angeles, and the University of Dallas.

  20. Jerrell Stracener Dr. Stracener has performed and directed integrated logistics support (ILS) and systems reliability, maintainability & supportability engineering and analysis at LTV / Vought / Northrop Grumman as ILS program manager, director of ILS modeling and analysis, project manager, engineer, and corporate statistician for many of the nation’s advanced military aircraft and missiles programs including the Joint Strike Fighter (F-35), A/F-X, JPATS, ATA (A-12), B-2 (including Air-Force requested Industry .loan to Northrop), ATF (YF-23), S-3, V/STOL, MLRS, ASAT, cruise Missile, NFA (F/A-18), A-7D/E/X, as well as classified programs and advanced technology development projects. He also served in the U.S. Navy.

  21. Jerrell Stracener In addition and concurrent with LTV/Vought/Northrop Grumman employment, Dr. Stracener participated in government and industry teams to develop and revise military standards and handbooks, co-founded and served as chairman of the SAE Reliability, Maintainability, Supportability (RMS) Division (G-11), and was the founding director of the CALS/CE Connectivity Center at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Automation & Robotics Research Institute (ARRI). Dr. Stracener established an ad hoc team of industry and government representatives in 1991, led the development of a proposal for a MS Systems Engineering Degree Program, brought it to SMU and assisted the School of Engineering with start-up, administration and development.

  22. Jerrell Stracener Dr. Stracener has received numerous awards including SAE Fellow, SAE Forest R. McFarland Award, AIAA Systems Effectiveness & Safety Award, U.S. Navy Reliability, Maintainability & Quality Assurance (RM & QA) Award, and AIAA Associate Fellow. Jerrell received Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in statistics from Southern Methodist University, a B.S. in mathematics from Arlington State College (now the University of Texas at Arlington), and certificates from U.S. Navy Class A Electronics Schools.

  23. Course Expectations Your expectations Topics of special interest Relevance to current job Relevance to career goals and objectives

  24. Blackboard

  25. Blackboard Blackboard is used for homework & project assignment submissions and all grade posting, including exams Click the User Login button on the left Type in your SMU Username and Password First-time users: type your 8 digit SMU ID number as both Blackboard Username and Password, then you can change the initial password Click on the [Login] button Click on the [EMIS 7305 (Spring 2012)] link under “My Courses”

  26. Course Website

  27. Course Website Course website is used to post lecture material, resource material and student network Course website link:

  28. Course Website

  29. Course Website – Course Syllabus

  30. Course Website- Information and Resources

  31. Course Website – Student Network

  32. Operating Mode Courses Materials and Homework Submission • Blackboard • Announcements • Homework Posting & Submission • Grades & Solutions • Homework Problems • Exam 1, 2 and 3 • Final Exam (no solution provided) • Course Website • Course syllabus • Lecture Slides • Information & Resources • Student Network • References

  33. Homework

  34. Homework Assignments Homework problems (11 for credit) will be posted on Blackboard with the Due Dates Homework problem solutions shall be independent work Your grades will be posted on the Blackboard within 1 week of due date Review my solutions on Blackboard Retain a copy of everything you submit

  35. Homework Submission Requirements Please submit the homework solution via Blackboard. Your id is your SMU id number. Your password is same as your SMU account password • Attach Local File • Submit For a submission problem, contact assistants Do not send zipped files, or other files which have been compressed. It is easier to optimize the file. Avoid scanning your work and sending it as a large image. This is an inefficient use of the internet. Make images 72 dpi, and use color only if necessary and do not use shading. These files may be printed, so please do not make the print area larger than 8.5” X 11”.

  36. Homework Submission Requirements (Continued) Homework Solution Requirements • Electronic • Handwritten and Scanned • A zip or tar file containing multiple files is NOT acceptable • Each file less than 1M Preferred Homework Solution File Format • Acrobat PDF • Microsoft WORD • Microsoft Excel • Equation editor is worth your time to learn • Microsoft PowerPoint • Image Format (JPG)

  37. Homework Problem Grading A maximum of 9.0 can be obtained if the answer is wrong, but method is correct If one part of the problem is marked down, subsequent parts that rely on this original part will not be marked down because of this error, but may be marked down for other reasons Assignments showing no method but only the correct answer will not receive more than a 5.0

  38. Homework Problem Grading Individual assignments will receive a grade from 0 to 10 in 0.5 increments. Assignments will receive a 10 if and only if the answer is correct and the method for obtaining the answer is correct. If a student misinterprets a problem, but solves it correctly according to his misinterpretation, the assignment may receive a 10 if it covers the topics required and the misinterpretation is reasonable.

  39. Homework Solutions Homework solutions • Adaptive Release • Will be available when grades are posted on Blackboard

  40. Push this button to upload local files

  41. Exams

  42. Exams - Instructions All exams will be either in-class on the date scheduledor proctored by an approved proctor. All exams are cumulative Open book and notes Calculator Required No PC nor wireless Device Turn cell phones off Clearly box your answers Independent work Staple, do not fold Write your name on each page 1 hour 15 minutes each for Exam 1,2 & 3 3 hours for final exam

  43. Course Grade Graduate Undergraduate Homework 25% 40% Exam1 10%15% Exam2 10% 15% Exam 3 10% 15% Final Exam 30% 30% Project 15%

  44. Course Grade Vs GPA

  45. Info

  46. Local Distance – Section 418 • Flexibility + Convenience for $6 Semester • Remote Access to Course Materials, Plus Lectures • Attend Class Whenever Desired • For more information: • Access • Link to the appropriate classification under “Important Information” • Check appropriate term’s course offerings for local distance section • Enroll in 418 courses taken by LOCAL DFW AREA DISTANCE ED (DE) students • Complete documents for distance education set up: • Verify tuition rates at • Contact to purchase parking permit and to get student ID.

  47. The 4+1 Master’s Degree Program The 4+1 Program permits the SMU Engineering student to study towards B.S. and M.S degrees simultaneously and possibly with fewer courses than if taken separately. Up to nine (9) SCH of graduate course work can be applied towards the undergraduate degree requirements. In such cases, students may fulfill both bachelors and masters degree requirements in as few as 21 SCH beyond the B.S. coursework. For more info see:

  48. Roadmap to Multiple Masters Degrees with Fewer Total Courses SMU’s School of Engineering permits its graduate students to take advantage of degree-requirement overlaps to acquire a second Masters degree by taking as few as six courses (18 semester credit hours). This is available for prospective and current graduate students, as well as alumni who have already received a MS from SMU. For more info see:

  49. Maintain Contact! Let me hear from you! • accomplishments • application of course material • needs Keep abreast of new developments • updated course materials • new/improved courses • training courses and certificates Systems Engineering Program website:

  50. If you are not in the Blackboard send email to Becca Mokhtarpour Homework 0 is already posted please submit your response before the next class.