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NASA - NCAR UTM Weather Workshop
July 27, 2016

NASA Ames Research Center hosted a Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) traffic management (UTM) workshop July 19-21, 2016, with co-sponsor National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
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Speaker at the UTM weather workshop
Steve Abelman (FAA) speaking during the Weather Research Panel on July 21, 2016.


American Airlines training session on ATD-2 ramp management tools
July 27, 2016

On July 20, 2016, members from the Airspace Technology Demonstration-2 (ATD-2) team conducted a half-day training session at NASA's North Texas Research station (NTX), for American Airlines (AAL) operations research personnel on the ramp management tools to be used in the upcoming ATD-2 field demonstration at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT).
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American Airline training attendees
AAL training at NTX.


First ATD-2 Shadow Evaluation successfully conducted at Charlotte Airport
July 20, 2016

On July 12-14, 2016, representatives from the FAA Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) and Charlotte Airport (CLT, North Carolina) operations collaborated with NASA researchers in the recently-dedicated CLT lab at the Charlotte Airport for the first Airspace Technology Demonstration-2 (ATD-2) shadow evaluation.
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Participants at CLT ATD-2 Shadow Evaluation



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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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ATD-2
Airspace Technology Demonstration-2 (ATD-2) integrates arrival, departure, and surface (IADS) concepts and technologies to demonstrate the benefits of an IADS traffic management system for Metroplex environments.
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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
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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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