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The International Space Station comparative maintenance analysis model (CMAM)

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Soldon, Brian T.
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Epp, Chirold
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2004-09
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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The National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) and its prime contractors currently use a software tool called RMAT (the Reliability and Maintainability Assessment Tool) for the forecasting of Orbital Replacement Unit (ORU) failure rates and associated maintenance demands for the International Space Station (ISS). This thesis introduces a new model: CMAM (the Comparative Maintenance Analysis Tool), which was developed to replicate some of the basic functionality of RMAT in order to provide a comparative look at RMAT results. The CMAM program, developed in Visual Basic.net and dynamically linked to a Microsoft ACCESS database, focuses on a representative set of critical Orbital Replacement Units (ORUs that represent key items that require both internal and external maintenance in both pressurized and un-pressurized storage) and generated failure rate data for each critical ORU. The results of the CMAM model are then compared with the failure rates generated by RMAT program for the same set of critical ORUs. These two independently developed sets of data are then analyzed against historic failure rates for these ISS parts.
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
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xviii, 57 p. : ill. (some col.) ;
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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