Use of Probabilistic Engineering Metho ~ in the Detailed Design and Development Phases of the NASA Ares Launch Vehicle

  • Danny . M Weldon
  • Published 2008

Abstract

1.0 BACKGROUND The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is in the midst of a space exploration program called Constellation to send crew and cargo to the international Space Station, to the moon, and beyond. As part of the Constellation program, a new launch vehicle, Ares I, is being developed by NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. Designing a launch vehicle with high reliability and increased safety requires a significant effort in understanding design variability and design uncertainty at the various levels of the design (system, element, subsystem, component, etc.) and throughout the various design phases (conceptual, preliminary design, etc.). This section provides some background on the new NASA launch vehicles, and an overview of some ofNASA applications of probabilistic methods since the Challenger

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@inproceedings{Weldon2008UseOP, title={Use of Probabilistic Engineering Metho ~ in the Detailed Design and Development Phases of the NASA Ares Launch Vehicle}, author={Danny . M Weldon}, year={2008} }