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Aviation Safety Systems Analysis

Aviation Safety Systems Analysis

Images (Clockwise, from top-left)Data Mining: Computer-drive solution that mine terabytes of aircraft flight data for clues to preventing safety issues are already proving useful to commercial airlines. Flight Safety: Subscale models are put through loss-of-control scenarios in NASA wind tunnels to test new recovery techniques. Engine Icing Prevention: Studies are being done into the types of atmospheric conditions that can form ice particles inside engines, leading to power loss. Human-Friendly Decks: NASA uses flight simulators like this one where airline pilots test new cockpit technologies that could make airliners safer and more efficient. Source: NASA Facts: Aviation Safety Program

ASAB provides aviation safety systems analysis and portfolio assessment support to various levels of ARMD management. A combination of qualitative and quantitative methods is used in the analysis and assessment, including statistical analyses, technical development and implementation risk analyses, and systems-level integrated aviation safety modeling. In addition, ASAB engages in external collaboration with other aviation safety teams and organizations to better understand and analyze aviation safety systems issues and interventions. The goal is to provide objective analytically derived results relevant for programmatic decision making, research prioritization and gap identification, as well as communication.

For questions regarding the ASAB support of aviation safety systems analysis, contact Ann Shih (ann.t.shih@nasa.gov)