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

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83949
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
066545
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Metron Aviation, Inc.
45300 Catalina Court, Suite 101 Dulles, VA 20166-2335
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Analysis and Mitigation of Increased Traffic Impacts on the Environment (AMITIE)
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX07CA11P
Award Amount: $99,883.00
 

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 provide multi-dimensional impact calculation in terms of noise, emissions, and fuel usage, as well as measurement of these impacts with respect to both baseline and alternative future scenarios. In AMITIE we add the following capabilities critically important to design of the next-generation system within environmental constraints: ? Automated identification of scenario elements causing the principal environmental impacts; ? Automated generation of mitigation options; and ? Quantification of the benefits of the mitigation options. The specific technical objectives are: ? Integrated estimation/mitigation methodology that provides the basis for closing the feedback loop from environmental impacts to system design and development. ? Develop supporting algorithms that calculate the appropriate metrics, analyze them to identify major causes of impacts, and generate mitigation options that reduce the impacts. ? Develop a software prototype that implements the estimation, analysis, and mitigation algorithms. ? Exercise the prototype against test cases to demonstrate the feasibility and value of the approach

Principal Investigator:

Terence R. Thompson
Principal Investigator
7033628299
thompson@metronaviation.com

Business Contact:

David A. Gaul
Business Official
7037878700
gaul@metronaviation.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Metron Aviation, Inc.
45300 Catalina Court, Suite 101 Dulles, VA 20166

EIN/Tax ID: 311775336
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No