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Space Station Freedom - Configuration management approach to supporting concurrent engineering and total quality management. [for NASA Space Station Freedom Program]
Author and Affiliation:
Gavert, Raymond B.(NASA Space Station Freedom Program Office, Reston, VA, United States)
Abstract: Some experiences of NASA configuration management in providing concurrent engineering support to the Space Station Freedom program for the achievement of life cycle benefits and total quality are discussed. Three change decision experiences involving tracing requirements and automated information systems of the electrical power system are described. The potential benefits of concurrent engineering and total quality management include improved operational effectiveness, reduced logistics and support requirements, prevention of schedule slippages, and life cycle cost savings. It is shown how configuration management can influence the benefits attained through disciplined approaches and innovations that compel consideration of all the technical elements of engineering and quality factors that apply to the program development, transition to operations and in operations. Configuration management experiences involving the Space Station program's tiered management structure, the work package contractors, international partners, and the participating NASA centers are discussed.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1990
Document ID:
19910026285
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 91A10908
Subject Category: ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: (SEE A91-10901)
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Space Station Program Office; Reston, VA, United States
Description: 13p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: APPLICATIONS PROGRAMS (COMPUTERS); CONCURRENT ENGINEERING; CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT; ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT; NASA SPACE PROGRAMS; SPACE STATION FREEDOM; SPACE STATIONS; CANADIAN SPACE PROGRAM; CONCURRENT PROCESSING; EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY; JAPANESE SPACE PROGRAM; LIFE CYCLE COSTS; SPACECRAFT POWER SUPPLIES
Imprint And Other Notes: IN: Space Logistics Symposium, 3rd, Colorado Springs, CO, Apr. 30-May 2, 1990, Proceedings (A91-10901 01-12). Huntsville, AL, Society of Logistics Engineers, 1990, 13 p.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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