Workmanship

Prerequisites

  • None

Course Outcome

After completion of the course, the reader should be introduced and educated on workmanship. Detailed discussions on specific workmanship items such as Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) are covered by other AAQ courses.

Why Learn about Workmanship?

The research of Dr. Swartwout [12] shows that two-thirds of CubeSat mission failures are failures in functional integration. These results show that there is room for improvement in terms of Workmanship and Quality Control areas applied to CubeSat spacecraft development.  Workmanship is part of every space payload project.

Syllabus

  1. Introduction to Workmanship
  2. Workmanship Requirements and Quality Comparisons
  3. Failure of PWAs and Workmanship Problems
  4. Workmanship Standards Program Authority