In support of NASA Glenn Research Center, N&R Engineering has authored multiple Failure Modes and Effects Analyses (FMEA) involving the new Ares 1 launch vehicle hazardous gas purge and detection systems. We have also performed an FMEA on the primary upper stage structure. These analyses identify component-level failure modes and their consequences in terms of severity. They often form the basis for the basic failure events that populate subsequent probabilistic risk assessments in order to yield a quantitative reliability estimate at the system level. FMEAs require a thorough understanding of the function and limitations of complex components and assemblies.
- Performed FMECAs for Ares 1-X Structures, Purge and Hazardous Gas Detection System (PHGDS), and Space Power Facility
- Identified Failure Modes, Cause and Effects, Criticality and Potential Remedial Actions