Integration of Performance Based Operations into ATM and TFM Simulations

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$555,456.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX10CB36C
Award Id:
90510
Agency Tracking Number:
084883
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
A3
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
11836 Fishing Point Drive, Suite 200, Newport News, VA, 23606
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
073855186
Principal Investigator:
Paul Robinson
Principal Investigator
(757) 723-1300
paulrobinson@atr-usa.com
Business Contact:
Paul Robinson
President
(757) 723-1300
paulrobinson@atr-usa.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
FAA predicts that air traffic will double or even triple by 2025 and unless solutions that enable improvements in the use of airspace can be developed and implemented, significant airspace congestion will occur. Advancements in aircraft capabilities via new technologies can enable aircraft to operate more efficiently in the NAS and to operate safely in areas previously restricted. AeroTech proposes to enhance the assessment of Performance Based Operations (PBO) by implementing the Autonomous Weather Hazard Avoidance Model (AWHAM) into ATM simulations providing autonomous guidance for aircraft thru hazardous weather regions. PBO and traffic flow schemes can be assessed for any scenario by varying the detection capabilities of simulation aircraft, regulations, and/or policies, and examining deviation decisions, flight paths, safety impacts, and NAS throughput. Phase II will involve implementing the hazard avoidance model into an operational simulation and performing a proof of concept study that will establish and quantify the benefits of aircraft equipped with particular hazard detection capabilities from the perspective of an aircraft operator. AeroTech also proposes to develop the structure and architecture for integrating the AWHAM with the Autonomous Operations Planner, which provides pilots assistance in determining flight paths that comply with safety constraints and reduce operational costs.

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