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Record 38 of 47093
Advanced Self-Calibrating, Self-Repairing Data Acquisition System
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Author and Affiliation:
Medelius, Pedro J. [Inventor](NASA Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach, FL United States)
Eckhoff, Anthony J. [Inventor](NASA Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach, FL United States)
Angel, Lucena R. [Inventor](NASA Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach, FL United States)
Perotti, Jose M. [Inventor](NASA Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach, FL United States)
Abstract: An improved self-calibrating and self-repairing Data Acquisition System (DAS) for use in inaccessible areas, such as onboard spacecraft, and capable of autonomously performing required system health checks, failure detection. When required, self-repair is implemented utilizing a "spare parts/tool box" system. The available number of spare components primarily depends upon each component's predicted reliability which may be determined using Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) analysis. Failing or degrading components are electronically removed and disabled to reduce power consumption, before being electronically replaced with spare components.
Publication Date: Oct 08, 2002
Document ID:
20020089602
(Acquired Dec 06, 2002)
Subject Category: COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Report/Patent Number: US-Patent-6,462,684, US-Patent-Appl-SN-095344, US-Patent-Appl-SN-322845, NASA-Case-KSC-12301
Document Type: Patent
Financial Sponsor: NASA Kennedy Space Center; Cocoa Beach, FL United States
Organization Source: NASA Kennedy Space Center; Cocoa Beach, FL United States
Description: 12p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: CALIBRATING; DATA ACQUISITION; SYSTEMS ENGINEERING; AUTONOMY; SELF REPAIRING DEVICES; PATENTS; MTBF; RELIABILITY; SYSTEMS HEALTH MONITORING; SPARE PARTS
Miscellaneous Notes: Provisional US-Patent-Appl-SN-322845, filed 7 Sep. 2001
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