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ADVANCED FLIGHT PLANNING SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
592
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
592
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc.
21 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 300 Hampton, VA 23666-6413
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: ADVANCED FLIGHT PLANNING SYSTEM
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $492,720.00
 

Abstract:

CURRENTLY, AIRLINE AND MILITARY AIRSPACE USERS DO NOT HAVE COORDINATED NOR CONSISTENT METHODS OF GENERATING FLIGHT PLANS (PRE-FLIGHT ROUTE STRUCTURE DEFINITION). SOME USE ANTIQUATED METHODS OF ROUTE GENERATION. SOME USE WEATHER DATA OVER 24 HOURS OLD. NONE ACCOUNT FOR THE POSSIBLE EXISTENCE OF AN ON-BOARD FLIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (FMS). THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO CORRECT THESE PROBLEMS BY MEANS OF A FLIGHT PLANNING SYSTEM WHICH INTEGRATES RECENTADVANCES IN FLIGHT PATH OPTIMIZATION, WEATHER ANALYSIS, AND ON-BOARD FMS HARDWARE DEVELOPMENTS. IN GENERAL, COMPATIBILITY WITH AIRLINE OPERATING PROCEDURES IS AN IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT. IN PHASE I, ONE OR MORE CANDIDATE USER AIRLINES ARE SELECTED. THE FLIGHT OPERATING CONSTRAINTS, WEATHER MODEL, AIRCRAFT CHARACTERISTICS, AND FLIGHT PLAN FORMAT ARE DEFINED. AN APPROPRIATE OPTIMIZATIONTECHNIQUE IS SELECTED, AND A PRELIMINARY FUNCTIONAL DESIGN OF THE ADVANCED FLIGHT PLANNING SYSTEM IS DEVELOPED.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. John A. Sorensen

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Analytical Mechanics Associate
2483 Old Middlefield Way Mountain View, CA 94043

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