Air and Space Traffic Interaction Research (ASTIR)

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 992205
Amount: $599,993.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Optimal Synthesis Inc.
470 San Antonio Road, Suite 200, Palo Alto, CA, 94306
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Cheng
 Principal Scientist
 () -
 vcheng@optisyn.com
Business Contact
 P.K. Menon
Title: President
Phone: (650) 858-8585
Email: menon@optisyn.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
To address efficiency and safety issues associated with the ever-increasing air traffic, NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have engaged in advanced technology development for air traffic management (ATM). The demand for access and use of national airspace is further compounded by the growth of commercial space transportation, which is expected to rise sharply in the 21st century. Traditionally space launches have been relatively infrequent, and most of the launches have used expendable launch vehicles. The use of reusable launch vehicles is expected to gain popularity for economic and environmental reasons, resulting in the National Airspace System (NAS) having to deal with the return flights as well as the launches. In view of these reasons, NASA and FAA need to extend their ATM research to address space flight traffic in the national airspace. The proposed research effort, referred to as Air and Space Traffic Interaction Research (ASTIR), begins with the development and integration of several research tools for the analysis of space vehicle operation in NAS.

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