Masters Theses


Function-based failure mode identification and detection in conceptual design: extending the function-failure design methodology to electrical systems

Alternative Title

Function based failure mode identification and detection in conceptual design: extending the function failure design methodology to electrical systems
Failure analysis in subsystem design for space missions
Function based risk assessment and failure prediction for unmanned space missions


Scott J. Uder


"A strong need has emerged in the aerospace industry for a well-founded and effective failure prevention technique or process that can be employed during the conceptual design of high-risk aerospace systems. A methodology is described to support risk assessment and failure prevention during the earliest stages of spacecraft design and mission planning. The three-step procedure utilizes detailed information from existing subsystems and systematically abstracts this information to a level that can be used during conceptual design. The complete method is described in general before being applied to two major unmanned spacecraft subsystems."--Abstract, page v.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2004


xiii, 90 leaves


© 2004 Scotty Joe Uder, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

System failures (Engineering)
Electric fault location

Thesis Number

T 8512

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