This content is not included in your SAE MOBILUS subscription, or you are not logged in.
In-flight Maintainability for an Advanced Extravehicular Mobility Unit: Key to System Availability
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published June 01, 1994 by SAE International in United States
Annotation ability available
A high degree of in-flight availability of an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) must be assured to allow Extravehicular Activity (EVA) to become a routine operation, to minimize life cycle costs, and to support long duration missions. The ability to maintain an Advanced EMU and other equipment in flight will be of primary importance in achieving these high availability requirements while minimizing onboard spares quantities and resupply costs. This paper presents an analytical assessment of the advantages of in-flight maintainability in providing continued EMU availability for space-based operations by use of modular assemblies and components.
CitationLandis, P., Simonds, C., and Stinson, R., "In-flight Maintainability for an Advanced Extravehicular Mobility Unit: Key to System Availability," SAE Technical Paper 941554, 1994, https://doi.org/10.4271/941554.
- Blanchard B. S., “Logistics Engineering and Management”, Prentice-Hall, 1974
- Blanchard B. S., Fabrycky W. J., “Systems Engineering and Analysis” 2nd Edition, Prentice-Hall, 1990
- “Nonelectronic (Mechanical) Parts Failure Rates”, LMSC / D520737C, LMSC, November 26, 1986
- “Generic Black Box Failure Rates for Spacecraft Application”, LMSC / D795411A, LMSC, October 1985
- Correspondence of April 4, 1994 with Tremblay Paul, Reliability, Hamilton Standard Division of United Technologies Corp.