Current State of solid propulsion integrated system health management

Richard S. Hyde, Derek R. DeVries, Irvin L. Davis
  • January 2018, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • DOI: 10.2514/6.2018-1149

Health management of solid rocket motors and propulsion systems

What is it about?

Automating historical aging surveillance activities using state of the art tools to reduce cost and increase fidelity of predicitons

Why is it important?

Integration of sensors combined with automated data reduction using the rapidly developing Internet of Things (IOT) technologies will have a very significant cost reduction impact on future solid rocket motor sustainment


Scott Hyde
Orbital ATK Inc

I hope that this paper help people to understand the significant impact that monitoring each individual motor in a fleet can have throughout the systems life cycle. The ability to identify low reliability motors and remove them from the fleet can potentially double a fleets life cycle.

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