The new Space Shuttle Transportation System (STS) - Problem, performance, supportability, and programmatic trending programThis paper describes the NASA Space Shuttle Trend Analysis program. The four main areas of the program - problem/reliability, performance, supportability, and programmatic trending - are defined, along with motivation for these areas, the statistical methods used, and illustrative Space Shuttle applications. Also described is the NASA Safety, Reliability, Maintainability and Quality Assurance (SRM&QA) Management Information Center, used to focus management attention on key near-term launch concerns and long-range mission trend issues. Finally, the computer data bases used to support the program and future program enhancements are discussed.
Crawford, J. L. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Rodney, G. A. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)