Accession Number:

AD0787103

Title:

The Role of Instrumentation and Testing in Space Mission Reliability,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO INC SANTA MONICA CALIF MISSILE AND SPACE SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

A review is made of the trend in instrumentation requirements as it pertains to testing in the aerospace industry. Because of the accelerating pace of technological advance, the test engineer is faced with compounding demands for increased accuracy, increased complexity of instrumentation, and increased quantity of instrumentation. The gap between measurement requirements, and measurement capability, is increasing rather than decreasing. This capability gap can be dealt with in one of three ways slow down the pace of aerospace technology advancement allow the gap to widen and conduct space exploration missions at great risk or close the gap by accelerating the advancement of aerospace instrumentation capability. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE