A study of correlation between DMSMS obsolescence and counterfeit electronics

Liyu Zheng, Nihal Orfi, Janis P. Terpenny

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Abstract

Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) obsolescence of components and subsystems is a risk driver for long field -life defense systems such as aircraft, ships and avionics. Over their life in service, a substantial number of components required to produce and support such systems will become no longer available from the Original Component Manufacturers. There are different approaches to manage DMSMS obsolescence, some of which lead to the purchase of replacement parts from unreliable sources, hence, providing an opportunity for the infiltration of counterfeit parts. Counterfeits can contaminate the part supply source, further magnifying the obsolescence problem. Validating and understanding the correlation between obsolescence and counterfeits are important and necessary steps to improve decision-making and the management of both obsolescence and counterfeits. This paper describes an investigation of the correlation between DMSMS obsolescence and counterfeit electronics. A description of the study and the positive correlation results, as verified by statistical testing using the historical annual data of obsolescence and counterfeit reporting from the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program, are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication34th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791846292
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
EventASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2014 - Buffalo, United States
Duration: Aug 17 2014Aug 20 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume1B

Other

OtherASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2014
CountryUnited States
CityBuffalo
Period8/17/148/20/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Zheng, L., Orfi, N., & Terpenny, J. P. (2014). A study of correlation between DMSMS obsolescence and counterfeit electronics. In 34th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; Vol. 1B). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC201435424