Rapid Protoyping Software for Developing Next-Generation Air Traffic Management Algorithms

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$600,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
NNA05BE64C
Solitcitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2005
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
035822
Solicitation Topic Code:
A3.01
Small Business Information
Optimal Synthesis Inc.
4966 El Camino Real, Suite 108, Los Altos, CA, 94022-1406
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Duns:
829385509
Principal Investigator
 P. K. Menon
 Principal Investigator
 (650) 213-8585
 menon@optisyn.com
Business Contact
 P. K. P. K. Menon
Title: Business Official
Phone: (650) 213-8585
Email: menon@optisyn.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Research on next-generation air traffic management systems is being conducted at several laboratories using custom software. In order to provide a more uniform research platform for en route air traffic management research, NASA has recently developed the FACET software package. While FACET incorporates most of the features required for conducting research, it is sometimes necessary to extend its capabilities. However, this can demand a significant programming investment. The Phase I SBIR project developed the prototype version of scriptable software that allows simpler access to FACET functionality. This software is termed CARAT# (Configurable Airspace Research and Analysis Tool ? Scriptable). The first version of CARAT# is built upon a commercial software platform, while a second version employs a freely available, scriptable environment as its foundation. The use of CARAT# was illustrated by formulating four research problems during the Phase I research. By making the capabilities of FACET accessible to a larger population of researchers, CARAT# can help accelerate the pace of air traffic management research. The complete version of the CARAT# software will be developed during the Phase II work. Additional research problems will also be formulated. The software will be commercialized to the ATM research community towards the end of Phase II research.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government