The main objective of this paper is to introduce the development of a decision‐support environment for space range safety. Simulation modeling can provide a good environment to support disaster and prevention management.
The paper describes the different models and the processes to find the different knowledge sources. This will help determine emergency management procedures.
This case study provides guidance and an example to follow for other problems in aerospace. There are important factors to consider in order to implement risk management in NASA.
There are several limitations; first debris effects need to be added.
First, the paper provides a guide in order to persuade managers of the utilization of decision support systems based on geographical information systems. Second, it shows that there is open source software which can be used and integrated to make a more comprehensive environment. Validation is a big issue.
This is the first implementation of a virtual range. This will be valuable to other safety managers not only aerospace but also environmentalists and homeland security managers.
Rabelo, L., Sepulveda, J., Compton, J., Moraga, R. and Turner, R. (2006), "Disaster and prevention management for the NASA shuttle during lift‐off", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 15 No. 2, pp. 262-274. https://doi.org/10.1108/09653560610659810Download as .RIS
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