Case study: safety analysis of the NASA/Boeing fly-by-light airplane using a new reliability tool

Michael L. Ulrey, Daniel L. Palumbo, David M. Nicol

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Abstract

This paper is a follow-on to a previous paper (Ref. 1), in which a new reliability tool called Reliability Performance Module (RPM) was described. Since that time, RPM has been used to perform a safety analysis trade study of the Primary Flight Control System (PFCS) architectures proposed for the joint NASA/Boeing Fly-By-Light/Power-By-Wire(FBL/PBW) airplane. The purposes of this paper are to relate experiences and lessons learned from using RPM on the FBL/PBW safety analysis, present the results of the safety analysis. The conclusions are that RPM is a powerful tool for performing reliability analyses of complex systems, the proposed FBL/PBW PFCS architectures meet all of the safety requirements except for one related to spoilers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)318-325
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of the Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 Annual Reliability and Maintainability - Las Vegas, NV, USA
Duration: Jan 22 1996Jan 25 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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