Accession Number : AD0287506

Title :   ADVANCED VEHICLE GUIDANCE SYSTEMS RELIABILITY INVESTIGATION

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 60-Apr 62,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s) : LYNCH, W.M. ; CLARK, C.B. ; EPSTEIN, B.

Report Date : JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : A means is studied for predicting the reliability of military interplanetary space guidance systems. The space environment, as determined from a survey of various satellite and space probes, is described. Two mathematical models for representing the reliability of a particular gas bearing gyroscope are developed from laboratory test data supplied by the manufacturer. Sources of falure data and considerations of life testing are discussed. Theory and practice of life testing of electromechanical components that are subject to wear-out failure are still in an early stage of development. (Author)

Descriptors :   *INERTIAL GUIDANCE, *SPACE NAVIGATION, *SPACECRAFT, GAS BEARINGS, GYROSCOPES, HYPERSONIC VEHICLES, LIFE EXPECTANCY, MAGNETIC FIELDS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, PRESSURE, RELIABILITY, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, SPACE FLIGHT, STRESSES, TEMPERATURE, THEORY, VIBRATION.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE