Airspace Analyzer for Assessing Airspace Directional Permeability

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX08CA68P
Agency Tracking Number: 074785
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: A3.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2360 SW Chelmsford Avenue, Portland, OR, 97201-2265
DUNS: 802036496
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Krozel
 Principal Investigator
 (314) 205-0852
 kreierk@aol.com
Business Contact
 Michelle Camarda
Title: Business Official
Phone: (503) 242-1761
Email: Michelle.Camarda@gmail.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We build a software tool which enables the user (airline or Air Traffic Service Provider (ATSP)) the ability to analyze the flight-level-by-flight-level permeability of airspaces constrained by weather-hazards (turbulence, icing, and convection). The Airspace Analyzer automatically determines the space-time boundaries where weather hazards constrain capacity. The solution approach is based on an algorithm using computational geometry techniques for estimating the directional permeability of an airspace given the direction of the dominant demand flow on an airspace and the safety requirements of aircraft passing through the airspace. Phase I will result in theory, software, and examples that demonstrate proof of concept, and Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 3. Phase II will produce a prototype that demonstrates benefit to the airline and ATSP customer at TRL 4.

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