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JAXA Visitor to the Aviation Systems Division
August 20, 2015

Dr. Hirokazu Ishii, Helicopter Section Leader, Aeronautical Technology Directorate, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) visited Ames on August 13, 2015.
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SMART-NAS Technical Interchange Meeting with FAA Tech Center
August 13, 2015

In July 2015, the NASA Shadow Mode Assessment using Realistic Technologies for the National Airspace System (SMART NAS) Test Bed (SNTB) team met the NextGen Integration and Evaluation Capability (NIEC)/Verification and Validation (V&V) facility team led by Mr. John Frederick of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) William J. Hughes Technical Center to discuss a potential collaboration.
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UTM Completes Second Shakeout Demonstration
August 13, 2015

In preparation for the formal Build 1 Demonstration for the Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) subproject, scheduled for the end of August 2015, a successful flight test shakeout was completed at Crows Landing.
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Visual-Vestibular Active Psychophysics Experiment at the Vertical Motion Simulator
August 13, 2015


Simplified Primary Flight Display

The Visual-Vestibular Active Psychophysics II (VVAP II) experiment, sponsored by NASA's Technologies for Airplane Situational Awareness (TASA) Project, is the second in a series of experiments aimed at developing cueing requirements for full stall recognition and recovery training.
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PDRC and DWR featured in NASA's “This Year@NASA” for 2014
December 19, 2014

Two new technologies in development in the Aviation Systems Division were featured in NASA's top stories of the year. Check it out, beginning at the 5:40 mark.


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ATD-1
ATM Technology Demonstration-1 (ATD-1) will showcase an integrated set of NextGen technologies that provide an efficient arrival solution for managing aircraft beginning from just prior to top-of-descent and continuing down to the runway.
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DWR
NASA is developing a ground-based automation system and tool called Dynamic Weather Routes (DWR). DWR is a search engine that continuously and automatically analyzes in-flight aircraft in en route airspace to find time- and fuel-saving corrections to weather avoidance routes. Route corrections are simple reroutes like those typically used in today's operations.
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EDA
The Efficient Descent Advisor (EDA) is a tool for air traffic controllers that synchronizes the descents of all arrival aircraft so that each can maintain a continuous descent approach that minimizes noise and emissions while avoiding other traffic and maximizing runway throughput.
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FACET
The Future ATM Concepts Evaluation Tool (FACET) equips ATM researchers and service providers with a way to explore, develop and evaluate advanced air transportation concepts before they are field-tested and eventually deployed.
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PDRC
NASA is developing the Precision Departure Release Capability (PDRC), which automates portions of the Tactical Departure Scheduling process.
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SARDA
The Spot and Runway Departure Advisor (SARDA) is a tool that will help to shorten the amount of time an aircraft spends taxiing before takeoff to alleviate some of the congestion on the airport surface. Reduced taxi times will help to eliminate unnecessary fuel burn, resulting in fewer emissions and less impact on the environment.
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FEATURED RESEARCH
NextGen is here.
NASA's ATM Research
NASA is conducting air traffic managment (ATM) research and development to help achieve the Next Generation Air Transportation System.
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NextGen Technologies
Here are a few of the NextGen tools in development by the Aviation Systems Division:
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+ DWR
+ EDA
+ FACET
+ PDRC
+ SARDA
+ UTM

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FY2014 Highlights
Our technical and other highlights for fiscal year 2014.
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Airfield Safety Studies
FutureFlight Central conducted a series of simulations in August 2009 to address safety issues concerning the existing and future operation of the north airfield at LAX.
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24 Hours of Traffic in the NAS
This animation shows all aircraft flying over the United States during a 24-hour period on a typical day and shows the impact of severe weather on traffic in the New York area.
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