IEEE Standards Development

The IEEE creates consensus standards through an open process that has evolved within the IEEE over the past century. This process has led to an active portfolio of over 900 completed standards, recommended practices, and guides (all are called "standards") and more than 400 projects in development. IEEE standards are dynamic documents designed to ensure products and services fit their purpose and perform as intended. IEEE standards clear the way to commercialize a technology, allowing for interoperability, rapid design, easy installation and testing, and protection for users and the environment. IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) is the global standards generating organization composed of IEEE employees and IEEE/non-IEEE volunteers. IEEE SA draws on the expertise of IEEE‘s 41 Technical Societies and Councils, and more than 360,000 IEEE members in over 150 countries. The IEEE Reliability Society (IEEE-RS) is one such IEEE Technical Society, which develops standards and sustains them on a periodic basis.

The IEEE-RS developed and sustains 6 standards, listed below:

  • IEEE Std 1332, Standard Reliability Program for the Development and Production of Electronic Systems and Equipment
  • IEEE Std 1413, Standard Framework for Reliability Prediction of Hardware
  • IEEE Std 1413.1, Guide for Selecting and Using Reliability Predictions Based on IEEE 1413
  • IEEE Std 1624, Standard for Organizational Reliability Capability
  • IEEE Std 1633, Recommended Practice for Software Reliability Prediction
  • IEEE Std 1856, Prognostics and Health Management

The IEEE RS SC is developing 7 new standards:

  • IEEE P1413.1
  • IEEE P1624
  • IEEE P1633
  • IEEE P1856.1
  • IEEE P2818
  • IEEE P3106
  • IEEE P7009

Please contact the RS Standards Chair, Lou Gullo if you are interested in volunteering your time to develop standards as a member of one or more of our 5 working groups. Visit our Reliability Society Standards Committee website for more information.