Bernd Sieker

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is currently being tested and partially deployed for use in supply-chain and retail-shop management at the item level. It is seen as a means to enhance efficiency and introduce new functionality in products such as intelligent fridges or washing machines, who may query their contents. However, concern has(More)
Taking into account procedures from the FCOM (Flight Crew Operating Manual) and MEL (Minimum Equipments List) for the Airbus A320 series of airliners, the following Predicate-Action Diagrams have been created. It turns out that if the standard procedure of arming Ground Spoilers before TakeOff is violated (as may happen, see notes for the diagrams),(More)
Human error in commercial aviation has recently come again to the fore in three accidents, all within a month of one another in February and March 2009. We focus on a takeoff accident in Melbourne. Various tasks involved in pre-flight cockpit preparation are crucial, but vulnerable to error, which may be caused by such phenomena as third-party interruptions(More)
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