Browse Publications Technical Papers 2004-01-2393
2004-07-19

Integrating Reliability Principles in the Design of the Plant Research Unit (PRU) 2004-01-2393

The design of reliable systems is especially important when they are intended for use on the International Space Station (ISS). Limits on crew time and the sensitive nature of experiments being performed require that the systems used to support those experiments have a very low probability of failure. The Plant Research Unit (PRU) has very strict reliability requirements and thus provides a good example of how the challenge of designing reliable systems can be met.

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