Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
In support of NASA-Glenn, N&R Engineering has authored multiple Failure Modes and Effects Analyses (FMEA) involving the new Ares 1 launch vehicle hazardous gas purge and detection systems. We have also performed an FMEA on the primary upper stage structure. These analyses identify component-level failure modes and their consequences in terms of severity. Often they form the basis for the basic failure events that populate subsequent probabilistic risk assessments in order to yield a quantitative reliability estimate at the system level. FMEA’s require a thorough understanding of the function and limitations of complex components and assemblies.
Rich Blech 440-845-7020
Client (NASA): TBD