A safety assessment framework for the Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) system

Syd Ali, B, Ochieng, W, Schuster, W, Majumdar, A and Chiew, T 2015, 'A safety assessment framework for the Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) system', Safety Science, vol. 78, pp. 91-100.


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Title A safety assessment framework for the Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) system
Author(s) Syd Ali, B
Ochieng, W
Schuster, W
Majumdar, A
Chiew, T
Year 2015
Journal name Safety Science
Volume number 78
Start page 91
End page 100
Total pages 10
Publisher Elsevier BV
Abstract The ATM system is currently undergoing various fundamental changes to improve air travel performance. A key change is the transition from a mainly reactive and tactical system to a significantly more predictive and strategic system. This is encapsulated in the concept of 4D trajectory based operations, currently being developed in Europe and the USA through the Single European Sky (SES)/Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) and the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGEN) respectively. At the core of this transition, is the need for improved situational awareness, shared between relevant stakeholders. The Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) system is a key enabler of this concept, targeted at distributing real-time positioning and navigation information to stakeholders. Therefore, the safety and credibility of the ADS-B system to support various ground and airborne applications are key, and need to be assessed and validated. This paper reviews existing safety assessment methods, identifies key limitations and proposes a novel, comprehensive and rigorous safety assessment framework for the ADS-B system.
Subject Avionics
Aircraft Performance and Flight Control Systems
Satellite, Space Vehicle and Missile Design and Testing
Keyword(s) ADS-B
Failure mode
Fault tree analysis
Safety assessment
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.ssci.2015.04.011
Copyright notice © 2015 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN 0925-7535
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