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A Systematic Approach to Hardware Qualification

Show simple item record Barela, Phillip R. en_US Cornford, Steven L. 2004-10-01T21:56:06Z 2004-10-01T21:56:06Z 1995-05-02
dc.identifier.citation Annual Technical Meeting of the Institute of Environmental Sciences, Anaheim, California, May 2, 1995 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 95-0296
dc.description.abstract A systematic approach for the development of a hardware qualification approach is described. This approach stems from the need to break the "Catch-22" of not being able to fly new technology because it hasn't flown. A physics of failure approach is used to identify failure modes and the impact and likelihood of these failures on the mission requirements is plotted in a Requirements Matrix. These same failure modes are plotted against the effectiveness of the available Preventions, Analyses, Control and Tests (PACTs) at screening for, or eliminating, these failure modes in a Test Effectiveness Matrix. Matrix multiplication results in a ranked set of PACTs which can be sorted according to cost and redundancy with other PACTs. This, and other information which results from the process, will allow project managers to make more informed decisions regarding the cost and risk tradeoffs inherent in any qualification program. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other hardware qualification en_US
dc.title A Systematic Approach to Hardware Qualification en_US

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