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Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) for the Space Shuttle solid rocket motorThe recertification of the Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) and Solid Rocket Motor (SRM) has included an extensive rewriting of the Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Critical Items List (CIL). The evolution of the groundrules and methodology used in the analysis is discussed and compared to standard FMEA techniques. Especially highlighted are aspects of the FMEA/CIL which are unique to the analysis of an SRM. The criticality category definitions are presented and the rationale for assigning criticality is presented. The various data required by the CIL and contribution of this data to the retention rationale is also presented. As an example, the FMEA and CIL for the SRM nozzle assembly is discussed in detail. This highlights some of the difficulties associated with the analysis of a system with the unique mission requirements of the Space Shuttle.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Russell, D. L.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Blacklock, K.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Langhenry, M. T.
(Martin Marietta Corp. Denver, CO, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1988
Subject Category
Systems Analysis
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 88-3420
Accession Number
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