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Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

Accomplishments
  • Experience with Apollo, Shuttle, Ares, and commercial aerospace
  • Collaborate with NTSB, NESC, OIG, Local Law Enforcement, FDLE
  • Flight hardware failure analysis
    • Root cause determination of source of on-orbit Solar Alpha Rotary Joint (SARJ) contamination and development of mitigation process resulting in an extra vehicular activity to implement the solution
  • Mishap investigations
    •  In-flight anomaly root cause analysis
    •  Commercial Propane Storage Vessel Explosion

Equipment / Facilities

  • Comprehensive, on-site, rapid response failure analysis & testing laboratories

Multi-disciplined Staff:

  • Metallurgical engineers4.6 M&P Laboratories, Shops, and Testing Facilities - RCC Panel Reconstruction in Support of STS-107
  • Material science engineers
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Welding engineers
  • Chemical engineers
  • Aerospace engineers
  • Corrosion engineers
  • Physicists

Ongoing Research

  • Novel NDE techniques
  • Advanced Materials (Cryogenic Insulation, Corrosion, Composites Repair, Refractory Materials)

Rapid response, onsite, comprehensive failure analysis & testing

  • On-site, rapid turnaround failure analysis
  • Mishap investigation
  • Materials testing
  • Precision dimensional analysis
  • Chemical 4.6 M&P Laboratories, Shops, and Testing Facilities - High Voltage Splice Failureanalysis
  • Development, fabrication, and testing of components and systems including rapid prototyping.

Capabilities / Services

  • Failure analysis
  • Materials testing
  • Corrosion control prevention, detection & mitigation
    • Most corrosive test site in North America
  • Metrology/precision dimensional analysis (in lab & field)
  • Chemical analysis
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Nondestructive evaluation

Ready to Launch?

Ready to explore a partnership, or simply need more information?  Please submit your inquiry to our KSC Facilitator.

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