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Automated Air Traffic Control (ATC)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73565
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-081-2589
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Soar Technology, Inc.
3600 Green Court Suite 600 Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2588
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Automated Air Traffic Control (ATC)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911W6-05-C-0035
Award Amount: $119,951.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase I proposal describes a study for determining the feasibility of developing an automated air traffic control (AutoATC) capability for military simulation. We describe an integrative vision of a network-based cognitive systems approach to developing an AutoATC that will provide ATC control to aircraft in rear, close, and forward operations. The AutoATC will interact with human and simulated entities in the battlespace, using voice and data link technologies. Feasibility will be determined by gathering requirements on how the AutoATC would perform technically, integrate with legacy systems, and be used in simulation-based training or experimentation. With the help of former Army ATCs and simulation operators, we will gather requirements using different task analysis techniques to gauge the breadth of the ATC task. We will evaluate current technology, including various COTS and GOTS simulation environments, distributed simulation protocols, and voice interface technology to determine what technology exists to meet the requirements for an AutoATC, and what gaps would need to be filled with new development. In Phase I, we will develop a plan for filling these gaps, and describe an integration path to pull these pieces together.

Principal Investigator:

Randolph Jones
Chief Scientist
7343278000
rjones@soartech.com

Business Contact:

James Rosbe
President
7343278000
rosbe@soartech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SOAR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
3600 Green Court, Suite 600 Ann Arbor, MI 48105

EIN/Tax ID: 383382261
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No