The RAIDS Data System as a Tool of System Safety Engineering 670683
This paper presents a new tool to aid the members of the Systems Safety discipline in the performance of their duties. The RAIDS System has been established as a solution to the problem of data storage and retrieval in the field. Its use is based upon the “real world” of problem solving which is (or should be) the foundation of systems safety. The paper calls attention to the fact that many reference tools and specialized publications are used to identify aerospace safety data. Following identification acquisition, technical evaluation of the data is judged vital to the quality and quantity of the collection. The data are then organized according to a logical pattern and processed to be user-oriented. Storage of the data then takes three basic forms, each chosen to form an arrangement suited- to the final form of data presentation. Retrieval is accomplished in several distinct manners, each benefiting the type of information and the problem solution required. Design reviews and operational problem solving are shown to be the major and products of the various operations, additionally functioning as prime reference sources for future investigations.