How to Use Analog Telemetry to Produce Equipment with 100% Reliability
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AbstractEquipment reliability is driven by infant mortality failures, which can be eliminated using a prognostic analysis prior, during and/or after the exhaustive and comprehensive dynamic environmental factory acceptance testing which conducted to increase equipment reliability by identifying equipment that fails during test for repair/replacement. To move to the 100% reliability domain, equipment dynamic environmental factory testing should be followed by a prognostic analysis to identify the equipment that will fail within the first year of use. During all equipment testing, only equipment functional performance is measured and equipment performance is unrelated to short-term or long-term equipment reliability making testing alone inadequate to produce equipment with 100% reliability. A prognostic analysis converts performance measurements to reliability measurements invasively by sharing test data used to measure equipment performance. Performance data that is converted to reliability data provides a time-to-failure (TTF) in minutes/hours/days/months for equipment that will fail within the first year of use, allowing the production of equipment with 100% reliability, decreasing risk and making getting to space safe and reliable.
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