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 5 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

The IEEE-RS is developing 3 standards:

IEEE P1856

IEEE Standards Board approved a new standard development project to develop a Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) Standard, IEEE P1856, which is sponsored by the Reliability Society. The PHM Standards Working Group formed and first met on June 19th 2012 at the IEEE PHM Conference in Denver, CO. IEEE P1856 Working Group, under the leadership of Dr Sony Mathews and Mr Arvind Sai Sarathi Vasan, are conducting monthly meetings towards completion of the initial draft of the new standard. The working group is making good progress to develop a new draft for standards board approval by December 2016.

IEEE P1633

IEEE 1633 Working Group is making good progress under  the leadership of Ms Ann Marie Neufelder, WG Chair, and Ms Martha Wetherholt , WG Vice Chair to develop the first modification to the original standard, which was published in 2008. Ann Marie has assigned writing assignments to members of the working group. The WG is writing the various sections as they are assigned. Ann Marie began to merge and align all writing assignments. She plans to produce the first draft for internal WG review by January 2015. This new draft is scheduled to be completed by December 2017.

IEEE P61014

IEEE RS Standards Committee is developing a new standard on Reliability Growth in collaboration with the IEC TC-56. The new joint standard is IEC/IEEE P61014. The IEEE/IEC P61014 Working Group, under the leadership of Mr. Steven Li has been collaborating with IEC leadership, aligning with the IEC 61014 Reliability Growth Standard Project Team. Steven has gained access to the IEC documentation relevant to this new standard. Ms Milena Krasich is the ISO/IEC US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) representative for TC-56 (Dependability Standards). IEC just released CD2 for review by IEEE. Mr Li is interfacing with Ms Krasich for development of the joint reliability growth standard between IEEE and IEC. A Project Authorization Request (PAR) revision was submitted to the IEEE Standards Board requesting an extension of the draft completion from December 2014 to December 2016. The working group chair is committed to developing the new draft for IEEE Standards Board approval by December 2016 with cooperation from the IEC Working Group Project Team.

Members of the IEEE Reliability Society Standards Committee (IEEE-RS-SC) are shown at this link

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.

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