On the Development of a Comprehensive Hazard Modeling Tool through Distributed Simulation: Learning from the Columbia Space Shuttle Accident 2005-01-3368
The tragic loss of the space shuttle Columbia on February 1, 2003 during its reentry phase raised legitimate concerns on the safety of the public on the ground associated with the operation of launch vehicles. Although there was no human casualty reported, the outcome of this accident could have been much different. In this paper, we investigate the use of distributed simulation and information fusion to better predict the effects, in terms of expectations of casualties (EC), of the different hazards produced by an accidental or instructed loss of such a vehicle. A prototype is described.
Citation: Sala-Diakanda, S., Rabelo, L., and Sepúlveda, J., "On the Development of a Comprehensive Hazard Modeling Tool through Distributed Simulation: Learning from the Columbia Space Shuttle Accident," SAE Technical Paper 2005-01-3368, 2005, https://doi.org/10.4271/2005-01-3368. Download Citation
Serge N. Sala-Diakanda, Luis C. Rabelo, José A. Sepúlveda
Industrial Engineering and Management Systems University of Central Florida
Aerospace Technology Conference and Exposition
SAE 2005 Transactions Journal of Aerospace-V114-1