Accession Number : ADA186283

Title :   Fault Tree Reliability Analysis of the Naval Postgraduate School Mini-Satellite (ORION).

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Keeble, Trenton G

PDF Url : ADA186283

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : Fault tree analysis, which has proved to be a useful analytical tool for the reliability and safety analysis of complex systems, is applied to the Naval Postgraduate School Mini-Satellite (ORION). A general background to reliability analysis, fault tree analysis, and fault tree construction is given. Impact of a phased mission is included in the analysis. A fault tree for ORION is constructed and used to indentify minimal cut sets and minimal path sets. The cuts sets and path sets are, in turn, used to calculate an estimate of ORION's reliability to perform a three year mission. The reliability model was constructed in a Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet to enable the designers to do what-if analysis. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FAULT TREE ANALYSIS, *RELIABILITY, *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *MILITARY SATELLITES, BACKGROUND, CONSTRUCTION, FAULT TREES, MODELS, PHASE, SAFETY, LOW COSTS, MULTIPURPOSE, MISSION PROFILES, THESES

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE