AIAA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

AIAA, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, is known internationally as the preeminent publisher of cutting-edge aerospace books and journals and as the leading source of aerospace industry archives. It was founded in 1963, after the American Rocket Society and the Institute of the Aerospace Sciences merged. AIAA has more than 80 years of aerospace leadership and is the leading aerospace publisher. It boasts 30,000 individual members from 88 countries and has 95 corporate members. Standards from AIAA are available both individually, directly through the ANSI webstore, and as part of a Standards Subscription. If you or your organization are interested in easy, managed, online access to standards that can be shared, a Standards Subscription may be what you need - please contact us at: [email protected] or 1-212-642-4980 or Request Proposal Price.

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ANSI/AIAA G-095A-2017

Guide to Safety of Hydrogen and Hydrogen Systems

This Guide presents information that designers, builders, and users of hydrogen systems can use to ensure safe hydrogen systems or resolve hydrogen hazards. Guidance is provided on general safety systems and controls, usage, personnel training, hazard management, design, facilities, detection, storage, transportation, and emergency procedures. Pertinent research is summarized, and supporting data are presented relative to the topic. Additional information regarding codes, standards, and regulations, as well as a sample safety data sheet, extensive bibliography, and other useful material can be found in the annexes.

ANSI/AIAA G-043B-2018

Guide to the Preparation of Operational Concept Documents

A recognized systems engineering best practice is early development of operational concepts during system development and documentation of those operational concepts in one or more operational concept documents. Recognizing this best practice, U. S. Department of Defense (DoD) and NASA standard procedures have required that information relating to system operational concepts be prepared in support of the specification and development of systems. In the past, the DoD has published Data Item Descriptions (DIDs), and NASA has published Data Requirements Documents (DRDs), which describe the format and content of the information to be provided. This AIAA Guide describes which types of information are most relevant, their purpose, and who should participate in the operational concept development effort. It also provides advice regarding effective procedures for generation of the information and how to document it.

AIAA S-111A-2014

Qualification and Quality Requirements for Space Solar Cells

This standard establishes qualification, characterization, and quality requirements for all solar cells intended for operations in space. It defines terminology and establishes standard tests, environmental conditions, procedures, and systematic methods for verifying the capability of a photovoltaic solar cell device to operate in the environment of space. This standard is intended to be used to establish the minimum level of testing required to demonstrate that a solar cell type will operate in a predictable and understood manner. Success and failure criteria are defined for each qualification test. For the characterization tests, sufficient data is collected to predict electrical performance and behavior as a function of pertinent operational and environmental parameters

ANSI/AIAA G-043A-2012

Guide to the Preparation of Operational Concept Documents

The purpose of this Guide is twofold. First, the Guide describes a time-tested process for operational concept development. Second, it is intended to recommend how to compile the information developed during operational concept development into one or more Operational Concept Documents (OCDs) encompassing the full range of the product lifecycle (Haskins, 2010): concept, development, production, utilization, support, and retirement stages.

ANSI/AIAA S-081B-2018

Space Systems—Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessels

This standard establishes baseline requirements for the design, analysis, fabrication, test, inspection, operation, and maintenance of composite overwrapped pressure vessels (COPVs). These COPVs are used for pressurized, hazardous, or nonhazardous liquid or gas storage in space systems including spacecraft and launch vehicles. This standard is applicable to COPVs constructed with a metal liner and a carbon fiber/polymer overwrap.  

ANSI/AIAA S-120A-2015

Mass Properties Control for Space Systems

This standard defines terminology and establishes uniform processes, procedures, and methods for the management, control, monitoring, determination, verification, and documentation of mass properties during the design and development phases of space systems, including modifications to operational systems. This standard applies to space vehicles (SVs) or spacecraft (SC), upper stage vehicles, injection stages, satellite payloads, reentry vehicles, launch vehicles (LVs), and ballistic vehicles. This standard defines a minimum set of mass properties requirements and is intended for use in developing a program specific, contractually required mass properties control plan (MPCP). When used in conjunction with the International Society of Allied Weight Engineers, Inc. (SAWE) Recommended Practice RP A-3, the two documents serve as a comprehensive reference for requirements and best practices in the field of space systems mass properties.

ANSI/AIAA S-102.2.4-2015

Capability-Based Product Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) Requirements

This Standard provides the basis for developing the analysis of failure modes, their effects, and criticality in the context of individual products along with the known performance of their elements. The requirements for contractors, the planning and reporting needs, along with the analytical methodology are established. The linkage of this Standard to the other standards in the new family of capability-based safety, reliability, and quality assurance standards is described, and keywords for use in automating the Product FMECA process are provided.

AIAA S-112A-2013

Qualification and Quality Requirements for Electrical Components on Space Solar Panels

This document establishes qualification and quality requirements for the electrical components integrated onto spacecraft solar panels that carry single crystal silicon solar cells or gallium arsenide solar cells having any number of junctions including those with metamorphic and inverted metamorphic structure. In this standard the term panel defines the assembly of electrical components to be tested. The standard also defines requirements for solar panel manufacturers’ quality systems and for qualification and characterization of the electrical components on solar panels. This standard fully addresses the qualification of all panel components and the panel substrate only as they affect electrical performance. Requirements for acceptance testing are not defined in this document. In accordance with the conditions stated in this section, this standard accepts qualification and characterization by similarity when approved in writing by the customer.

AIAA S-113A-2016

Criteria for Explosive Systems and Devices on Space and Launch Vehicles

This standard establishes criteria for design, manufacture, and performance certification of explosive systems and explosive devices commonly used on launch, upper stage, and space vehicle systems. The requirements contained in this specification are intended to serve as a universal set of tools for use by explosive system manufacturers and users during all phases of development and certification. This information may also be used for guidance during preparation of acquisition contracts and program-specific documents, and may be used for explosive system applications unrelated to space vehicles.