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dc.contributor.advisorLeonard, Barry
dc.contributor.authorAlldridge, David W.
dc.dateSeptember 1995
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-13T22:06:29Z
dc.date.available2013-08-13T22:06:29Z
dc.date.issued1995-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/35098
dc.description.abstractSystem reliability analysis is an essential element is the design process. A reliability study should proceed from system inception through final deployment. As the PANSAT project approaches the final design stage and begins initial flight production, the absence of any significant reliability analysis becomes increasingly troubling. This thesis initiates the program's reliability analysis obligation by investigating spacecraft failure modes. Typically referenced as critical failure modes, these events will cause complete and permanent system failure. A reliability analysis tool, called Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), is used to conduct a systematic review of current hardware design architecture to expose potential critical failure points or weak links. The analytical result is a Boolean logic tree that describes critical failure events and all the potential causes. This causal output relationship describes each component failure (i.e., single point failures), or component failure combinations (i.e., multi-point failures), which could cause the undesirable failure event, or Top Event. The fault tree will provide design engineers and management personnel with an effective tool and reference point from which to implement design modifications to circumvent potential porblems.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/criticalfailurem1094535098
dc.format.extent163 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleCritical failure mode analysis of the Petite Amateur Navy Satellite (PANSAT)en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Technology (Space Systems Operations)
dc.description.funderNAen_US
dc.description.recognitionNAen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Navy (U.S.N.) author.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Systems Technology (Space Systems Operationsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSystems Technology (Space Systems Operations)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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