Market-Based Mechanisms for Efficient Allocation of NAS Resources

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,573.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNL07AA88P
Agency Tracking Number:
065908
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
A3.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Metron Aviation, Inc.
131 Elden Street, Suite 200, Herndon, VA, 20170-4758
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
118463475
Principal Investigator:
Robert Hoffman
Principal Investigator
(703) 338-3779
hoffman@metronaviation.com
Business Contact:
David Gaul
Business Official
(703) 787-8700
gaul@metronaviation.com
Research Institution:
n/a
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 will develop a National Airspace Resource Exchange System (NRES) that will provide the FAA and the aviation community with a means for trading scarce resources and priorities for ATM services. Today's airspace system has rudimentary market mechanisms in place. However, these are valid only for highly specialized circumstances: airport arrival slot trading in ground delay programs applied by FAA traffic managers. We propose to develop an infrastructure necessary to support secondary markets for the full spectrum of NAS resources and services.

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