On-Demand Special Use Airspace

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX09CA04C
Agency Tracking Number: 074943
Amount: $599,994.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
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
DUNS: 118463475
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jimmy Krozel
 Principal Investigator
 (503) 274-8316
 krozel@metronaviation.com
Business Contact
 David Gaul
Title: Business Official
Phone: (703) 234-0802
Email: 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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