Research of Off-Nominal Airport Traffic Management using a Surface Management System-Based Simulation

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX10CC23P
Agency Tracking Number: 094308
Amount: $99,987.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A3.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Mosaic ATM, Inc.
801 Sycolin Road, Suite 212, Leesburg, VA, 20175-5686
DUNS: 164558376
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stephen Atkins
 Principal Investigator
 (978) 692-9484
Business Contact
 Chris Stevenson
Title: Business Official
Phone: (540) 454-7458
Research Institution
The proposed project is complimentary and directly beneficial to NASA's Safe and Efficient Surface Operations (SESO) research. NASA has previously developed a modular architecture for testing airport control concepts and algorithms within the Surface Management System (SMS). However, SMS currently uses live or pre-recorded surveillance data and, therefore, must be connected to a separate simulation environment. We will develop a self-contained, fast-time SMS simulation environment by incorporating an aircraft taxi model. The proposed stand-alone platform would complement NASA's current SMS-ATG environment by providing a fast-time simulation capability that uses the desired SMS plug-in architecture. We will also develop and integrate within the SMS simulation departure scheduling and taxi planning algorithms. These algorithms will supplement NASA's existing work and be independent of external optimization solvers. Lastly, the project will apply the fast-time simulation and integrated planning algorithms to study JFK airport surface traffic management under regular and off-nominal conditions, studies that complement NASA's research. JFK was chosen because of its complex geometry and traffic. We have received permission from the FAA to use JFK data, which is already available to Mosaic ATM as part of our FAA work.

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