SAFETY OR RELIABILITY MUST WE CHOOSE?
The transit industry has traditionally depended upon fail-safe design techniques and practices to achieve safety in the application of its control and communications systems. The ability to produce a reliable design using these techniques is somewhat limited, particularly as the level of automation increases. The aerospace industry has provided safety in the systems they have developed through disciplined programs of hazard analysis and risk assessment, combined with design techniques which enhance the reliability of the systems. It would appear that an amalgamation of some of these techniques and practices into the transit design processes holds some promise of helping to provide reliable automated ground transportation while maintaining the safety of the riding public at an acceptably high level.
- Proceedings of the Soc and Aerospace Technology Workshop, Los Angeles, California, November 15, 1979.
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY USA 10019
- Needels, F R
- Publication Date: 1979
- Pagination: p. 19-23
- AIAA Monographs
- Volume: 25
- Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
- TRT Terms: Aerospace engineering; Automatic train operation; Control systems; Fail safe systems; Hazard analysis; Prevention; Rapid transit; Reliability; Risk analysis; Safety; Signaling; Technology; Telecommunications
- Uncontrolled Terms: Aerospace technology
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Public Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00322837
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 30 1982 12:00AM