18 August 2016 Operational modes, health, and status monitoring
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System Engineers must fully understand the system, its support system and operational environment to optimise the design. Operations and Support Managers must also identify the correct metrics to measure the performance and to manage the operations and support organisation. Reliability Engineering and Support Analysis provide methods to design a Support System and to optimise the Availability of a complex system. Availability modelling and Failure Analysis during the design is intended to influence the design and to develop an optimum maintenance plan for a system.

The remote site locations of the SKA Telescopes place emphasis on availability, failure identification and fault isolation. This paper discusses the use of Failure Analysis and a Support Database to design a Support and Maintenance plan for the SKA Telescopes. It also describes the use of modelling to develop an availability dashboard and performance metrics.
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Corrie Taljaard, Corrie Taljaard, } "Operational modes, health, and status monitoring", Proc. SPIE 9911, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI, 99110E (18 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234122; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2234122


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