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Automatic Generation of Least-Possible-Impact Traffic Management Initiatives

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
95281
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
094366
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
A3
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Air Traffic Analysis, Inc.
3802 Ridgelea Drive Fairfax, VA 22031-3245
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Automatic Generation of Least-Possible-Impact Traffic Management Initiatives
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10CC20P
Award Amount: $99,892.00
 

Abstract:

Weather accounts for 70% of the annual cost of air traffic delays and cancellations, of which about 60% are estimated to be avoidable. Traffic Management Initiatives (TMIs), including reroutes and ground delays, are used by Air Traffic Management (ATM) operators to mitigate impact of en-route convective weather. The efficiency of today's TMIs leaves a great deal to be desired, due in part to insufficient accuracy of today's weather forecast products. As new, higher-accuracy probabilistic forecast products are beginning to emerge, there is a major functionality gap between their visual aspect (enhancing comprehension and decision making by operators) and their application in automated NextGen ATM decision support tools. Our proposal seeks to address this gap. We will develop a prototype tool for automatic generation of "Least-Impact TMIs" using probabilistic convective forecast information. This tool will generate a combination of least-deviation-from-shortest-path reroute and/or minimum ground delay for each flight predicted to be impacted by convective weather. Innovation in this proposal:

Principal Investigator:

Alexander Klein
Principal Investigator
7038018381
aklein@airtrafficanalysis.com

Business Contact:

Alexander Klein
Business Official
7038018381
aklein@airtrafficanalysis.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Air Traffic Analysis, Inc.
3802 Ridgelea Drive Fairfax, VA 22031

EIN/Tax ID: 030593440
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No