Reliability Growth Analysis of Satellite Systems
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION GREENBELT MD GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER
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A reliability trendgrowth analysis methodology for satellite systems is suggested. A satellite system usually consists of many satellites successively launched over many years, and its satellites typically belong to different satellite generations. This paper suggests an approach to reliability trendgrowth data analysis for the satellite systems based on grouped data and the Power Law Crow-AMSAA Non- Homogeneous Poisson process model, for both one time and two time and generation variables. Based on the data specifics, the maximum likelihood estimates for the Power Law model parameters are obtained. In addition, the Cumulative Intensity Function CIF of a family of satellite systems was analyzed to assess its similarity to that of a repairable system. The suggested approaches are illustrated by a case study based on Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System TDRSS and Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite GOES data.
- Unmanned Spacecraft