APT conducts risk assessments for launch systems, explosives, and other inherently hazardous operations. These assessments begin with the standard risk equation
Risk = Likelihood x Consequence
From this basic equation a specific risk equation is derived in mathematical terms to reflect the scientific and probabilistic situation under assessment.
APT has been successful developing risk equations in use today by:
- Range Commander’s Council
- Most National Ranges
- DoD Explosives Safety Board
- Air Force Safety Center
- US Army Technical Center for Explosives Safety
- Naval Ordnance Center
- Marines Corps Systems Command
Specific risk equations have been developed and used for major national programs including NMD, X-34, X-37 and others.
APT has several models used for conducting quantitative risk assessments.
- Flight/Range Safety Models currently for internal use; soon to be commercially available: DebRA
- Explosives Safety Models used by DoD and NATO: SAFER
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