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Company Information:

Company Name:
Metron Aviation, Inc.
Address:
45300 Catalina Court, Suite 101
Dulles, VA 20166-2335
Phone:
(703) 234-0802
URL:
N/A
EIN:
311775336
DUNS:
118463475
Number of Employees:
80
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
N/A
POC Phone:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,385,171.00 16
SBIR Phase II $2,999,517.00 5

Award List:

Robust Decision Support Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,954.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Stephen Atkins, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
A fundamental challenge in the development of automation to aid a human user, and a primary metric for the success of the design, is acceptance by the user community. This is particularly true of air traffic control (ATC) automation. The proposed work hypothesizes that a lack of robustness to… More

FCA Rerouting DST

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,122.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Robert Hoffman, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
A fundamental component of traffic flow management (TFM) is the rerouting of aircraft to alleviate congestion in constrained airspace. An integral concept in the future of TFM is a more collaborative process in which TFM disseminates airspace constraints and the users react with a selection of a… More

Airport Configuration Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,870.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Stephen Atkins, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
There is presently poor knowledge throughout the National Airspace System (NAS) of the airport configurations currently in use at each airport. There is even less information about expected future configuration changes. The airport configuration is a primary factor in various airport characteristics… More

Airport Configuration Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,875.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Airport configuration is a primary factor in various airport characteristics such as arrival and departure capacities and terminal area traffic patterns. These characteristics, in turn, are central to a variety of Air Traffic Management (ATM) decisions that in turn affect delays and efficiency in… More

Airport Surface Automation in the Absence of Surface Surveillance

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,007.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
There is a very large variation in the difference between scheduled and actual flight arrival and departure times, which results in a high degree of uncertainty in the airport demand. Consequently, there is a great need for tools that provide awareness of both the current and predicted future… More

Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast Verification and Validation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,692.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Automatic Dependent Surveillance ? Broadcast (ADS-B) is an emerging Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance (CNS) technology that will vastly expand the state of the art in CNS in the National Airspace System (NAS). However, ADS-B is not currently secure and foolproof, and is currently… More

Distributed Command/Control Impacts on NAS Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,834.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Command and Control (C2) activities abound in the NAS, and significantly influence daily operations and overall NAS efficiency. Since C2 effects are so prominent, development of new operational concepts, and evaluation of proposed changes, requires simulation and modeling capabilities that include… More

Distributed Command/Control Impacts on NAS Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,672.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Terry Thompson, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
In an effort to cope with air traffic demand growths and changing demand patterns, FAA, NASA, and industry have developed a number of simulation tools to model future concepts of air traffic management. Among these is the Systems Analysis Branch (SAB) simulation environment of NASA Langley. The… More

Multi-Objective Analysis for Jointly Reducing Noise and Emissions via ATM/Aircraft Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,890.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Terry Thompson, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Leveraging extensive experience from Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO) environmental analysis, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Airspace Re-design projects, as well as National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) environmental modeling and decision-aid projects,… More

Analysis and Mitigation of Increased Traffic Impacts on the Environment (AMITIE)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,883.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Terence R. Thompson, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Metron Aviation designs and develops an integrated methodology and supporting algorithms for estimating environmental impacts of increased traffic on the surface and in the terminal airspace, and extends beyond estimation to identify key causes and develop mitigation options. From previous work, we… More

Airport Configuration Planner with Optimized Weather Forecasts

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,955.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Laurel R. Stell, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The core planning algorithms to support the NGATS concepts will need accurate predictions of airport configuration over planning horizons of six hours or more. Such predictions are not currently feasible because the configuration often is not completely determined by factors such as weather… More

Market-Based Mechanisms for Efficient Allocation of NAS Resources

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,573.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Robert P. Hoffman, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Both FAA and NASA research has highlighted the need for efficient and equitable allocation of NAS resources and increased operational flexibility. In particular, market-based mechanisms are needed for transferring system-imposed delay from more critical to less critical flights. In this SBIR, we… More

Dynamic Airspace Configuration Tool (DACT)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,935.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Arash R. Yousefi, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Metron Aviation will develop optimization algorithms and an automated tool for performing dynamic airspace configuration under different operational scenarios. The Dynamic Airspace Configuration Tool (DACT) takes as an input the regularly updated projections of aggregated demand and weather… More

Robust Traffic Flow Management: Coevolutionary Approach

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,946.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Rafal Kicinger, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
We will develop a Coevolutionary Decision Support Tool (CDST) that explicitly incorporates weather uncertainty (non-probabilistically) into strategic Traffic Flow Management (TFM) and automatically generates robust rerouting strategies for the National Airspace System (NAS) operating in inclement… More

On-Demand Special Use Airspace

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,994.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jimmy Krozel, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
We design and develope a Decision Support Tool (DST) that supports On-Demand Special Use Airspace (SUA) scheduling and flight plan optimization around SUA between Airline Operations Control (AOC), Military, Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC), and Air Route Traffic Control Center… More

On-Demand Special Use Airspace

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,994.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jimmy Krozel, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
We design and develop a Decision Support Tool (DST) that supports On-Demand Special Use Airspace (SUA) scheduling and flight plan optimization around SUA between Airline Operations Control (AOC), Military, Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC), and Air Route Traffic Control Center… More

Market Mechanisms for Airspace Flow Program Slots

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,793.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Michael Brennan, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
We propose to design a system to support a marketplace in which flight operators can exchange arrival slots in traffic flow management (TFM) initiatives such as airspace flow programs (AFPs) and ground delay programs (GDPs) while requiring no changes in FAA automation or procedures. The advent of… More

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Integration into the NAS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,831.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Robert L. Hoffman, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Technological innovations have enabled a wide range of aerial vehicles that can be remotely operated. Viable applications include military missions, law enforcement, border patrol, weather data collection, telecommunications, land use imaging, and cargo transport. NASA and other organizations have… More

Software Tool for Significantly Increasing Airport Throughput

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,892.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Frederick J. Foreman, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
NASA's Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) Airportal effort seeks to optimize aircraft surface movements through approaches that could double or triple airport and metroplex throughput. This goal can only be achieved through accurate modeling of airport/metroplex throughput,… More

Market Mechanisms for Airspace Flow Program Slots

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,989.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Michael C. Brennan, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Metron Aviation, Inc. proposes to design a system to support a marketplace in which flight operators can exchange arrival slots in traffic flow management (TFM) initiatives such as airspace flow programs (AFPs) and ground delay programs (GDPs) while requiring no changes in FAA automation or… More

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Integration into the NAS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,987.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Robert L. Hoffman, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Technological innovations have enabled a wide range of aerial vehicles that can be remotely operated. Viable applications include military missions, law enforcement, border patrol, weather data collection, telecommunications, land use imaging, and cargo transport. NASA and other organizations have… More