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Spacecraft fabrication and test integration: leveraging existing information
Author(s): David M. Sanders; Nancy A. Storch; Timothy Sharick; Steve LeClair
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Paper Abstract

The Automated Spacecraft Assembly Project is studying the potential for leveraging 'soft' (computer-based) technologies in spacecraft manufacturing, because above-the-shop-floor costs typically account for 40 to 70 percent of the total costs of manufacturing. Our preliminary survey of soft technologies of above-the-shop-floor operations identified the areas which show the greatest potential benefit in cost and time savings for SDIO spacecraft fabrication and test. The preliminary survey reviewed initiatives from DARPA, and SDIO, among others.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1691, Small Satellite Technologies and Applications II, (10 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138039
Show Author Affiliations
David M. Sanders, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Nancy A. Storch, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Timothy Sharick, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Steve LeClair, Air Force Wright Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1691:
Small Satellite Technologies and Applications II
Brian J. Horais, Editor(s)

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