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Critical Space Infrastructures

Risk, Resilience and Complexity

  • Alexandru Georgescu
  • Adrian V. Gheorghe
  • Marius-Ioan Piso
  • Polinpapilinho F. Katina

Part of the Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality book series (TSRQ, volume 36)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Alexandru Georgescu, Adrian V. Gheorghe, Marius-Ioan Piso, Polinpapilinho F. Katina
    Pages 1-19
  3. Alexandru Georgescu, Adrian V. Gheorghe, Marius-Ioan Piso, Polinpapilinho F. Katina
    Pages 21-36
  4. Alexandru Georgescu, Adrian V. Gheorghe, Marius-Ioan Piso, Polinpapilinho F. Katina
    Pages 37-78
  5. Alexandru Georgescu, Adrian V. Gheorghe, Marius-Ioan Piso, Polinpapilinho F. Katina
    Pages 79-139
  6. Alexandru Georgescu, Adrian V. Gheorghe, Marius-Ioan Piso, Polinpapilinho F. Katina
    Pages 141-149
  7. Alexandru Georgescu, Adrian V. Gheorghe, Marius-Ioan Piso, Polinpapilinho F. Katina
    Pages 151-200
  8. Alexandru Georgescu, Adrian V. Gheorghe, Marius-Ioan Piso, Polinpapilinho F. Katina
    Pages 201-214
  9. Alexandru Georgescu, Adrian V. Gheorghe, Marius-Ioan Piso, Polinpapilinho F. Katina
    Pages 215-226
  10. Alexandru Georgescu, Adrian V. Gheorghe, Marius-Ioan Piso, Polinpapilinho F. Katina
    Pages 227-236
  11. Alexandru Georgescu, Adrian V. Gheorghe, Marius-Ioan Piso, Polinpapilinho F. Katina
    Pages 237-247
  12. Alexandru Georgescu, Adrian V. Gheorghe, Marius-Ioan Piso, Polinpapilinho F. Katina
    Pages 249-279
  13. Alexandru Georgescu, Adrian V. Gheorghe, Marius-Ioan Piso, Polinpapilinho F. Katina
    Pages 281-320
  14. Alexandru Georgescu, Adrian V. Gheorghe, Marius-Ioan Piso, Polinpapilinho F. Katina
    Pages 321-343
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 345-351

About this book

Introduction

This book introduces readers to the topical area of CSI: critical space infrastructure, which is defined as an emerging domain of systems-of-systems encompassing hardware, workforce, environment, facilities, business and organizational entities. Further, it includes unmanned air systems, satellites, rockets, space probes, and orbital stations, and involves multi-directional interactions essential for maintenance of vital societal functions (i.e., health, safety, economic and social well-being), the loss or disruption of which would have significant impact on virtually any nation.
 
The topics covered include the main elements of CSI, CSI taxonomy, effects of CSI on other infrastructure systems, establishing quantitative and qualitative parameters, global and national effects of CSI failure, cascading disruptive phenomena, chilling effects in various fields, CSI protection, deliberate threats to space systems (e.g., electromagnetic pulse attacks), space governance, and a path forward for CSI research.
 
Modern society is highly dependent on the continuous operation of critical infrastructure systems for the supply of crucial goods and services including, among others, the power supply, drinking water supply, and transportation systems; yet space systems – which are critical enablers for several commercial, scientific and military applications – are rarely discussed. This book addresses this gap.

Keywords

Critical Infrastructure Space Systems Space Governance System of Systems Risk and Emergency Management Space-based System Critical Space System Space-based Services

Authors and affiliations

  • Alexandru Georgescu
    • 1
  • Adrian V. Gheorghe
    • 2
  • Marius-Ioan Piso
    • 3
  • Polinpapilinho F. Katina
    • 4
  1. 1.Romanian Association for Space Technology and IndustryBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Engineering Management and Systems EngineeringOld Dominion UniversityNorfolkUSA
  3. 3.Research and DevelopmentRomanian Space AgencyBucharestRomania
  4. 4.Informatics and Engineering SystemsUniversity of South Carolina UpstateSpartanburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12604-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-12603-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-12604-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0443
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-0285
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