Future Airportal Surveillance and Prediction

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX09CC14P
Agency Tracking Number: 085568
Amount: $99,919.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A3.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
801 Sycolin Road, Suite 212, Leesburg, VA, 20175-5686
DUNS: 164558376
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bryan Wood
 Principal Investigator
 (800) 405-8576
 wood@mosaicatm.com
Business Contact
 Chris Brinton
Title: Business Official
Phone: (703) 737-7637
Email: brinton@mosaicatm.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Recent advances in airport surface surveillance and other sensor, automation, and data sharing technologies now allow the consideration of a significant change in the control paradigm for aircraft and vehicles on the airport surface. Through the use of airport surface surveillance displays, and other computer information systems, it is conceptually possible to provide ATC services without the ATC tower. This Virtual Tower concept has been identified as a primary component of the Joint Planning and Development Office operational concept for the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). Remote video surveillance of the airfield is likely to play a key role in any such Virtual Tower implementation. However, significant research on computer vision and video surveillance capabilities to support the Virtual Tower concept must first be addressed. These video surveillance capabilities will also provide information to support flight and airport status monitoring. Mosaic ATM proposes to research and develop image processing algorithms to integrate video and airport surface surveillance data to enable NASA researchers to conduct detailed evaluation of fundamental issues associated with the Virtual Tower concept.

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