METROSIM: Metroplex-Wide Flight Planning and Optimization

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX13CL49C
Agency Tracking Number: 125486
Amount: $200,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solitcitation Year: 2012
Solitcitation Topic Code: E2.01
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Intelligent Automation, Inc.
MD, Rockville, MD, 20855-2737
Duns: 161911532
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Frederick Wieland
 Dir, Air Traffic Management
 (301) 294-5268
 fwieland@i-a-i.com
Business Contact
 Mark James
Title: Business Official
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Email: mjames@i-a-i.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
MetroSim is a Metroplex-based arrival, departure, and surface optimization. Linking with both the NASA-developed Traffic Management Advisor (TMA) tool as well as the NASA-developed System Oriented Runway Management (SORM) tool, MetroSim allows airport planners, traffic flow management experts, airline dispatchers, air traffic controllers, and pilots to reduce the uncertainty in operations planning, recover quickly from disruptive events, maintain high throughput even in adverse weather conditions, and handle the uncertainties associated with weather forecasts. To accomplish all these goals simultaneously, the MetroSim architecture contains a collection of different tools, some of which are simulations, some of which are physics-based computations, and some of which are mathematical optimization calculations. These tools all interoperate in a distributed computational environment to provide real-time airport planning and optimization at the Metroplex level for all operations?arrivals, departures, and surface movements. The type of each tool is chosen to be the best and fastest at what it is required to compute.

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