Integrated Testbed for Environmental Analysis of NextGen Concepts using ACES

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CB71C
Agency Tracking Number: 095789
Amount: $600,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A3.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
MD, Suite 400, Rockville, MD, 20855-2737
DUNS: 161911532
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Frederick Wieland
 Principal Investigator
 (301) 294-5268
Business Contact
 Mark James
Title: Business Official
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Research Institution
The key innovation in this effort is the development of an industrial-grade analysis testbed to integrate simulation tools, such as ACES, with aviation environmental effects models, such as the Aviation Environmental Design Toolkit (AEDT), to provide a "360-degree" evaluation of new operational concepts. The testbed will be demonstrated by producing such a "360-degree" evaluation of advanced NextGen concepts such as time-based merging and spacing at ATL airport, high-density metroplex concepts, and the efficiency of new route structures with environmentally responsible aircraft using RNAV routing. The industrial-grade software will be implemented in Java and can potentially reduce the analysis time for combined performance/environmental analyses by several months over the current state of the art.

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