Human-Centered Design of Adaptive Planning Tools for Airport Surface Management

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CD19P
Agency Tracking Number: 104835
Amount: $99,508.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A3.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Principal Investigator
 Phil Smith
 Principal Investigator
 (614) 292-4120
 smith.131@osu.edu
Business Contact
 Philip Smith
Title: President
Phone: (614) 292-4120
Email: smith.131@osu.edu
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Abstract
Two critical requirements for an effective airport surface management system are:Â? The need to adapt plans both strategically and tactically because of time-varying uncertainty. Â? The need to support coordination and collaboration among a number of different individuals, including controllers in the ATC Tower (ATCT), traffic managers in the ATCT, ARTCCs, TRACONs and ATCSCC, dispatchers and air traffic control coordinators at Flight Operations Centers, and ramp controllers/supervisors at airports. NASA has developed algorithms to support such strategic and tactical adaptive planning for airport surface management. This proposal seeks to complement and support this line of research and development through the definition of roles, responsibilities and procedures for coordination and collaboration among these individuals as they adapt airport departure queues at spots and runways to deal with evolving conditions. It further seeks to design and complete formativeevaluations for interface designs that make use of NASA's adaptive planning algorithms.

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