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Completion of SARDA Human-in-the-Loop Simulation Data Collection
November 14, 2014

A controller uses the new touch-based SARDA tools in FutureFlight Central.
An American Airlines air traffic controller participates in the SARDA experiment at NASA Ames Research Center's airport tower simulator, FutureFlight Central.

The Spot and Runway Departure Advisor (SARDA) airport surface research team performed three-weeks of data collection September 29 to October 24 in NASA Ames Research Center's FutureFlight Central (FFC) facility.
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Provisional Patent Filed for NAS-based Airborne Rerouting Technology
November 14, 2014

The NASCENT (NAS Constraint Evaluation and Notification Tool) software implemented NASA's Dynamic Weather Routing (DWR) tool algorithm with a few novel techniques, which extends the DWR reroute advisories to the NAS.
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Interagency Planning Office (IPO) UAS 2030+ Vision Meeting
November 14, 2014

Tom Davis, one of NASA's IPO points of contact, has attended the first two Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) 2030+ multi-agency vision meetings.
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Visit by Software Engineering Team from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's National Ignition Facility
November 14, 2014

The air traffic management (ATM) software development team hosted six software engineers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's National Ignition Facility (NIF) on November 5, 2014.
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Airspace Technology Demonstration-2 (ATD-2) Team Workshop
November 14, 2014

NASA's ATD-2 Formulation Team conducted a three-day workshop on November 4-6, 2014 at NASA Ames Research Center.
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NASA Ranked Best Place to Work in Government for Second Year in a Row
December 18, 2013

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden issued a statement regarding NASA's selection by the Partnership for Public Service as the Best Place to Work in Government.
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NASA Aeronautics: A New Strategic Vision
August 14, 2013

NASA Introduces New Blueprint for Transforming Global Aviation. Read the full story on NASA.gov: http://www.nasa.gov/aero/strategic_vision/#.Un1Z4hbGwqa





DWR Featured in Budget Rollout Video for FY2014
April 10, 2013

The Dynamic Weather Routes (DWR) tool is featured in the President's Budget Proposal for NASA video at the 5:00 mark. Check it out!




NASA's Ready, Let's Go”
In this edition of “Faces of NASA,” Todd Farley talks about his experience working to improve air traffic management.

FEATURED RESEARCH
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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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+ PDRC
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FY2013 Highlights
Our technical and other highlights for fiscal year 2013.
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NARI Summer Virtual Seminar Series
Aviation Systems Division staff presented for the 2013 Summer Virtual Seminar Series hosted by NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI) in collaboration with the NASA Ames Aeronautics Academy. The technical seminar series showcased cutting-edge aeronautics research being done by NASA researchers. The recorded sessions are available for viewing.
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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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