China: The Technology and Engineering Center for Space Utilization (CSU) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences unveiled a smart solution for ensuring that all space equipment parts are functional and in proper working order.
When selecting space equipment parts the process involves reliability verification, data collection, transmission, and comparison.
The CSU’s new smart solution will work to shorten the time needed to verify the reliability of space equipment, improve the quality of components, and reduce the costs of this verification. As a result of the new solution, the selection process is also anticipated to be cut down to a mere five minutes.
More than half of quality problems are related to components, said Gao Ming, director of the CSU, adding that smart verification needs improving.
Gao acknowledged that the Internet of Things, big data and artificial intelligence should be used to energize the smart management of the use and reliability of space equipment components, in order to support high quality development of space science and application.