On-Demand Special Use Airspace

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,994.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX09CA04C
Agency Tracking Number:
074943
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
A3.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Metron Aviation, Inc.
45300 Catalina Court, Suite 101, Dulles, VA, 20166-2335
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
118463475
Principal Investigator:
Jimmy Krozel
Principal Investigator
(503) 274-8316
krozel@metronaviation.com
Business Contact:
David Gaul
Business Official
(703) 234-0802
gaul@metronaviation.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We design and develop a Decision Support Tool (DST) that supports On-Demand Special Use Airspace (SUA) scheduling and flight plan optimization around SUA between Airline Operations Control (AOC), Military, Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC), and Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) personnel. The tool allows AOC and ARTCC Traffic Management Unit (TMU) personnel to coordinate strategic and tactical plans, with a strategic look ahead time from days to less than 2 hours, and tactical plans up to the minute centered locally around an ARTCC airspace. The tool coordinates aircraft movement though vs around SUA. The tool allows for asynchronous communication of priorities associated with flight plans and flight plan amendments (contingency plans) between the AOC and ARTCC TMU specialist, allowing the ATCSCC and Military to view these priorities and TMU responses to them at any time. This technology will be developed to Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 2 at the end of Phase I, and TRL 4 prototype system by the end of Phase II.

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