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Implosion : lessons from national security, high reliability spacecraft, electronics, and the forces which changed them

Author: L Parker Temple
Publisher: Piscataway, NJ : IEEE Press ; Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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High reliability electronics engineering is one of the key driving forces for economic recovery. This book offers a focused study of the history and uses of high reliability solid state electronics,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Temple, L. Parker.
Implosion.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons Inc., [2013]
(DLC) 2013007641
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: L Parker Temple
ISBN: 9781118462423 1118462424
OCLC Number: 828332494
Description: xxi, 346 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Figures vii List of Tables ix Preface xi Acknowledgments xv Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Program Names xvii Part I Activation Energy (1931-1968) 1. Washington ... We Have a Problem ... 3 2. The Quantum Leap 6 3. Preparation 21 4. The Final Frontiers 29 5. Minuteman Means Reliability 58 6. Skinning Cats 68 Part II Startup Transient (1969-1980) 7. Changing the Sea State 87 8. Space Parts: From A to S 93 9. There's S, and Then There's S 122 10. A Little Revolution Now and Then Is Good 140 11. Quality on the Horizon 144 Part III Switching Transient (1980 1989) 12. Crossing the Operational Divide 153 13. Stocking the Shelves 168 14. Hammered 184 15. Battlegrounds: Reorganization and Reform 187 16. Implementing Change in a Changing World 207 Part IV Shorting To Ground (1989-2002) 17. Leap First, Look Later 231 18. Hardly Standing PAT 248 Part V Resetting the Circuit Breakers 19. Brewing the Perfect Storm 277 20. Summing the Parts 301 Epilogue: Can One Ever Truly Go Home Again? 309 Index 322
Responsibility: L. Parker Temple III.

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