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Aerospace reliability applied to biomedicine.An analysis is presented that indicates that the reliability and quality assurance methodology selected by NASA to minimize failures in aerospace equipment can be applied directly to biomedical devices to improve hospital equipment reliability. The Space Electric Rocket Test project is used as an example of NASA application of reliability and quality assurance (R&QA) methods. By analogy a comparison is made to show how these same methods can be used in the development of transducers, instrumentation, and complex systems for use in medicine.
Document ID
19720044294
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Lalli, V. R.
Vargo, D. J. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1972
Subject Category
MACHINE ELEMENTS AND PROCESSES
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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