Risk Analysis and Mitigation

Mosaic ATM understands the importance of risk analysis and mitigation and develops solutions that address these issues. Mosaic ATM engineers begin the risk analysis process during the concept development phase and continue the process through system development and life operations. At each phase the risk analysis process involves the identification and classification of risks and the development of a mitigation strategy for each known risk that is commensurate with the likelihood and severity it presents. Risk analysis also involves reassessment of previously identified risks to ensure that they continue to be properly characterized and that existing mitigation strategies are still appropriate.

Mosaic ATM has applied these principles to various projects, including the GDP Parameters Selection Model (GPSM). GPSM was developed for the FAA to support operations at airports whose capacity is temporarily reduced due to inclement weather. GPSM seeks to mitigate the risk of unnecessary unrecoverable delay during ground delay programs due to uncertain weather conditions, while at the same time mitigating the risk of airborne holding and diversions.

Mosaic ATM is currently applying these risk analysis and mitigation principles to help the FAA prepare for Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operations in the national airspace. Mosaic ATM’s work on the UAS notification and authorization process for the FAA will ensure that all UAS operations include contingency plans for such events as a loss of communication.