Time Safety Margin: Theory and Practice
AIR FORCE TEST CENTER EDWARDS AFB CA EDWARDS AFB United States
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Time Safety Margin TSM was developed in 2009 to provide risk reduction and aid in risk assessment for flight test maneuvers that include dives. TSM has become the standard method for flight test dive planning in the USAF. This handbook includes a short history of flight test dive planning and TSM, an explanation of the primary factors for dive recoveries, and an in-depth definition of TSM and its application in a regulatory framework. TSM is expanded to account for delayed recovery initiation. Following an introduction to the application of TSM, numerous TSM examples are provided. Several appendices are included to aid TSM planning, including charts for TSM estimation.
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