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ATD-2 Briefs its Phase 3 Plans to the Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) - Flow Evaluation Team
October 31, 2018

NASA briefed the Airspace Technology Demonstration-2 (ATD-2) Phase 3 field demonstration plans to the CDM Flow Evaluation Team (FET) on Oct. 18, 2018 in Orlando, FL.

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ATD-2 Team Conducts Working Sessions with Phase 3 Airline Field Demo Partners
October 31, 2018

NASA met with field demo partners of the Airspace Technology Demonstration-2 (ATD-2) Phase 3 effort, Oct. 23-24, 2018.

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ATD-2 Continues CLT Training for Phase 2 Field Demonstration
October 26, 2018

Due to impacts of Hurricane Florence on the September Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) Phase 2 field demonstration training, a second round of training was conducted at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT, NC) during the week of Oct. 16-20, 2018.
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ATM-X Test Bed Team Training
October 18, 2018

The Air Traffic Management Exploration (ATM-X) Test Bed team will be training Test Bed users at an upcoming session at NASA Langley Research Center.
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ATD-2 Software Release for Phase 2 Field Demonstration
October 12, 2018

NASA’s Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) Software Development Team delivered version 4.0.0 of the Integrated Arrival/Departure/Surface (IADS) system to Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) on September 11, 2018.
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ATD-2 Briefing at Collaborative Site Implementation Team (CSIT) meeting
October 4, 2018

NASA Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) team members attended a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Collaborative Site Implementation Team (CSIT) meeting in Chicago, IL, September 26-27, 2018.
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US Coast Guard Small Boat Recovery Experiment at VMS
October 4, 2018

VMS small boat recovery simulation

The USCG, in collaboration with NASA Ames Research Center’s Aerospace Simulation Research and Development Branch (SimLabs), is using the large-displacement Vertical Motion Simulator (VMS) to conduct a set of studies to better understand the limits of human performance for recovery operations during inclement weather.
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Dr. Parimal Kopardekar Selected for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal
October 2, 2018

Photo of Parimal Kopardekar speaking in a panel discussion. A large NASA insignia is displayed in the background.

Parimal H. Kopardekar, senior technologist for air transportation systems at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, was presented a prestigious medal for government service at a gala in Washington Tuesday.

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ATD-2 Phase 2 Field Demonstration Shadow Session Completed
September 26, 2018

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On September 11, 2018, the Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) team conducted a shadow session in the NASA ATD-2 Lab (CLTlab) located at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), to review Phase 2 requirements and accomplishments with field demo partners.
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Data Collection Completed in First Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Human-in-the-Loop Airspace Simulation
September 20, 2018

Simulation participants seated at air traffic control workstations in the NASA Ames ATC lab.

The Urban Air Mobility (UAM) subproject successfully completed the data collection for the first human-in-the-loop (HITL) UAM simulation on September 14, 2018.
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ATD-2 Conducts Training for Phase 2 Field Demonstration
September 20, 2018

The Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) team provided training for Phase 2 to American Airlines (AAL) ramp controllers and FAA Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) traffic management coordinators (TMCs) and front line managers (FLMs), Sep. 10-11, 2018, at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (Charlotte, NC).
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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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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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Airspace Technology Demonstration-3 (ATD-3 will improve efficiency and throughput in the en route and arrival phases of flight by integrating ground and flight deck technologies that continuously seek and identify more efficient routes around adverse weather and other airspace constraints.
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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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Here are a few of the NextGen tools in development by the Aviation Systems Division:
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Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2)
Airspace Technology Demonstration 2, or ATD-2, is the integration of existing and emerging NASA, FAA, and industry technologies to significantly benefit arrival, departure, and surface operations.
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Airspace Technology Demonstration 3 (ATD-3)
Airspace Technology Demonstration 3, or ATD-3, is the third in a series of NASA research projects developing decision support technologies to address the challenges of the National Airspace System.
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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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