Training - Introduction to RAMS analyses for Telescopes and Astronomical Instruments (IS-002)

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Course summary

This course intends to introduce the fundamentals of the RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Safety) analyses as part of the System Engineering activities within any project and, in particular, within the scientific projects linked to astronomical instrumentation and telescopes.

Course overview and summary of contents

To whom the course is addressed

This course is aimed at Systems Engineers who wish to acquire the fundamentals to perform basic RAMS analyses, specifically for engineering astronomical projects. Also, Project managers and engineers in the different technical disciplines, who will learn what inputs are required from them to carry out the project RAMS analyses and the deliverables resulting from them.

Background needed

None specific. General engineering, physical and mathematical concepts are welcome.

At the end of this course, attendees will

  • Understand what RAMS analyses are and its importance within a project.
  • Be able to perform, in a systematic and structured way, a preliminary failure analyses, simple reliability calculations, maintainability and safety analyses.
  • Learn how this concepts are applied in a practical way to the field of astronomical instrumentation.

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