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Meeting with Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
July 18, 2018

The NASA Ames Senior Technologist for Air Transportation, Dr. Parimal Kopardekar, was invited by the AIA to a meeting July 10-11, 2018, focused on high-altitude (60,000 feet and above) operations, and the use of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) construct.
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ATD-3 DRAW and TASAR Technology Transfer to the FAA
July 18, 2018

Photo of several USB thumbdrives containing ATD-3 tech transfer documents on top of the tech transfer letter to the FAA.

As a part of the Joint Project Management Plan signed between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and NASA, a transfer of Airspace Technology Demonstration 3 (ATD-3) technologies was accomplished on June 29, 2018.
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Air Traffic Management Exploration (ATM-X) Test Bed Demonstration
July 18, 2018

The ATM-X Test Bed is a framework to prepare and conduct real-time human-in-the loop simulations for air traffic management research. On June 28, 2018, in support of the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) human-in-the-loop simulation, the Test Bed demonstrated its Simulation Execution capability.
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ATD-2 Assessment of Ramp Times HITL at NASA Ames’s FutureFlight Central Facility
July 18, 2018

Photo of ATD-2 human-in-the-loop participants in FutureFlight Central

On June 26-28, 2018, the NASA Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) team successfully completed data collection from a human-in-the-loop (HITL) simulation at NASA Ames Research Center’s FutureFlight Central (FFC).
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Invited Tutorial at ICRAT
July 18, 2018

Dr. Banavar Sridhar was invited by the International Conference on Research in Air Transportation (ICRAT) to present a tutorial on “Air Traffic Metrics to Quantify Disruption from Natural (Weather) and Man-made (Cyber) Causes” at the conference on June 27, 2018.
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ATD-2 implements prototype TFDM Terminal Publication (TTP) feed
July 18, 2018

NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) collaborated to provide a prototype Terminal Flight Data Management (TFDM) Terminal Publication (TTP) feed via the System-Wide Information Management (SWIM) Research and Development (R&D) network as part of the Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) Field Demonstration.
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FEATURED RESEARCH
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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ATD-3
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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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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+ SARDA
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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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