Accession Number:

AD0736760

Title:

Economics of Reliability for Spacecraft Computers

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Apr-Sep 1971

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA OFFICE FOR TECHNOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-10-08

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

To achieve an economically optimum level of reliability each improvement step is warranted only if the expected reduction in cost of failure exceeds the cost of the improvement. To this end, techniques for calculating cost of failure are described, in particular a new technique for evaluating cost of failure for long-time spacecraft missions. Guidelines for assessment of the economic impact of various improvement techniques are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE