Integrated Testbed for Environmental Analysis of NextGen Concepts using ACES

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$600,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX11CB71C
Agency Tracking Number:
095789
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A3.02
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Intelligent Automation, Inc.
MD, Suite 400, Rockville, MD, 20855-2737
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
161911532
Principal Investigator:
Frederick Wieland
Principal Investigator
(301) 294-5268
fwieland@i-a-i.com
Business Contact:
Mark James
Business Official
(301) 294-5221
mjames@i-a-i.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
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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