Optimal test plans search is one of standardization tasks.
For the reliability performanse characteristics – MTTF or MTBF – this standardization task is completely solved with the help of PC-program "New Plans".
With the help of PC-program "New Plans" the Russian (interstate) Standard GOST 27.402-95 "Dependability in Technics. Test plans for controlling the mean time to failure (between failures)" was developed.
This Standard outstripped the similar International Standard IEC 61124.
PC-program "New Plans" and the test plans Catalogue developed with its help are one of the objects of the activities of the Russian party in the international standardization works carried out by IEC/TC56 "Dependability".