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TM 5-698-4
TECHNICAL MANUAL

FAILURE MODES, EFFECTS AND
CRITICALITY ANALYSIS (FMECA)
FOR COMMAND, CONTROL,
COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTER,
INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE,
AND RECONNAISSANCE (C4ISR)
FACILITIES

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE: DISTRIBUTION UNLIMITED

HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
29 SEPTEMBER 2006

TM 5-698-4

REPRODUCTION AUTHORIZATION/RESTRICTIONS
This manual has been prepared by or for the Government and, except to the extent indicated below, is public property and not subject to copyright. Reprint or republication of this manual should include a credit substantially as follows: "Department of the Army, TM 5-698-4, Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analyses (FMECA) for Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Facilities, 29 September 2006."

TM 5-698-4

Technical Manual
No. 5-698-4

HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Washington, DC, 29 September 2006

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE: DISTRIBUTION IS UNLIMITED

FAILURE MODES, EFFECTS AND CRITICALITY ANALYSES (FMECA)
FOR COMMAND, CONTROL, COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTER,
INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE, AND RECONNAISSANCE (C4ISR)
FACILITIES
CONTENTS
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CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION TO FMECA
Purpose....................................................................................................... Scope.......................................................................................................... References.................................................................................................. Define FMECA .......................................................................................... History........................................................................................................ FMECA benefits ........................................................................................ Team effort................................................................................................. FMECA characteristics ..............................................................................

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CHAPTER 2. PRELIMINARY ITEMS REQUIRED
Requirements ............................................................................................. Goals ..........................................................................................................

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CHAPTER 3. FMEA METHODOLOGY STEPS
Methodology - foundation ......................................................................... Define the system to be analyzed (functional/hardware approach) ........... Ground rules and assumptions ................................................................... Block diagram ............................................................................................ Failure mode identification ........................................................................ Failure effects analysis............................................................................... Failure detection methods .......................................................................... Compensating provisions........................................................................... Severity ranking ......................................................................................... Results of the FMEA..................................................................................

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CHAPTER 4. FMECA METHODOLOGY
Methodology – moving into Criticality Analysis....................................... Criticality Analysis .................................................................................... Transfer select data from FMEA sheet ...................................................... Quantitative criticality...
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