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Document ID (ISN)101159
CIS number 03-270
ISSN - Serial title 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ray P.
Title An innovative approach of risk planning for space programs
Bibliographic information July 2000, Vol.26, No.1, p.67-74. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract According to the current rule-based risk management approach at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the effort is directed to contain all identified risks of a programme. The identification of hazards and mitigation efforts proceed along with the development of the system hardware, till all the tradable resources for a programme are exhausted. No conscious effort is made to evaluate risks and associated cost, and the final design is likely to have undesirable residual risks. This approach also results in allocating a significant amount of resources to gain only marginal mitigation of hazard and leave some undesirable hazards in the system due to the budget limitation. The approach in the proposed knowledge-based risk planning system makes a conscious attempt to trade risk with other resources, such as schedule, cost, reliability and performance in a judicious and cost-effective way.
Descriptors (primary) aircraft industry; space travel; description of technique; safety planning
Descriptors (secondary) safety engineering; computer analysis; cost-benefit analysis; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s)
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) Safety programmes
Space travel
Aerospace manufacturing and maintenance industry