>Presented at the 7th IAASS Conference “Space Safety is No Accident”, held in Friedrichshafen, Germany on 20-22 October 2014.
Abstract : Although well-established and used countless times successfully in support of certifying many different aircraft, there are still aspects of the safety assessment process commonly used in aviation which can be improved. A lot of the methodology and the techniques used in aviation safety are applicable to other industries, including space. This paper highlights the good, the bad and the ugly of aviation safety based on the authors’ experience and makes proposals for lessons learned, the principles of which, can be read across to any domain. The complexity of today’s aviation programs is increasing, with the greater reliance on software and complex electronics and the greater number of work-sharing partners. This means it is more important than ever before to take a pro-active approach and review the now-traditional safety assessment techniques / methods in order to maximize confidence, effectiveness and efficiency.
Presented at the 7th IAASS Conference “Space Safety is No Accident”, held in Friedrichshafen, Germany on 20-22 October 2014.
Abstract : Reliability assessments and their processes have been implemented only recently in complex aircraft programs. The authors, during their combined time working in the aviation industry, have developed a comprehensive Design for Reliability process. The reliability assessment process on complex aircraft program, starts at the concept phase and supports the program throughout all its stages. A systematic reliability analysis of existing and future technical systems is a paramount precondition to lower the program risks and increase the operational efficiency of the system. This paper makes recommendations to space applications based on reliability practices utilized on aircraft programs that have been certified in recent years.
A review of the current and future state of ADS-B receivers on the ground and in orbit, in light of the MH370 incident.