A Proposal for Improving the Results of the Reliability Analysis and FMEA/FMECA of the CBERS Satellite Program 2010-36-0324
Complex systems such as satellites, aircrafts, automobiles and
air traffic controls are becoming increasingly complex and highly
integrated as prescribed by the SAE ARP 4754 Standard. They
integrate many technologies and they work in very demanding
environments sometimes with little or no maintenance due to the
severe conditions of operation. To survive such harsh operating
conditions, they require very high levels of reliability, to be
reached by a diversity of approaches, processes, components, etc.
By their turn, the processes of analysis and decision making shall
be improved progressively, as experience accumulates and suggests
modifications and adaptations.
According to this philosophy, in this work, we discuss a
proposal for improving the results of the Reliability Analysis and
FMEA/FMECA of the CBERS Satellite Program, conducted at the
National Institute for Space Research-INPE, since 1987. To do that,
we detail the following steps: 1) Anticipate components data to
obtain failures rates and failures modes; 2) Anticipate results
about the Reliability Analysis (Reliability Prediction and Derating
Analysis) and FMEA/FMECA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis/
Failure Modes and Criticality Analysis) during the execution of the
project steps; 3) Completely obtain and document all the
information needed for the CDR (Critical Design Review).
Based on all that, we intend to show that the steps proposed in
this work can improve the processes of analysis and decision making
already adopted in the CBERS Satellite Program; and that they may
be adapted to other projects of satellites, aircrafts, automobiles
and air traffic controls in the aerospace, automotive and
information technology industries.
Citation: de Sa Santos Rabello, A. and de Oliveira e Souza, M., "A Proposal for Improving the Results of the Reliability Analysis and FMEA/FMECA of the CBERS Satellite Program," SAE Technical Paper 2010-36-0324, 2010, https://doi.org/10.4271/2010-36-0324. Download Citation
Anna Pauls de Sa Santos Rabello, Marcelo Lopes de Oliveira e Souza
National Institute for Space Research (INPE)