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Aerobahn TFDM Planning Workshop
March 18, 2020

Participants of the Aerobahn TFDM Planning Workshop

On March 4, 2020, NASA’s Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) researchers participated in the Aerobahn Terminal Flight Data Manager (TFDM) Planning Workshop, hosted by Saab Sensis Corporation in Syracuse, New York.
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ATM-X and Uber Working to Extend Research Collaboration
March 4, 2020

The Air Traffic Management Exploration (ATM-X) project signed a multi-year Space Act Agreement (SAA) with Uber Inc. in 2018 to conduct collaborative research studies on integrating Urban Air Mobility (UAM) operations with existing air traffic operations in both controlled and uncontrolled airspace.
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Machine Learning as a Service, briefing to SWIM Industry-FAA Team (SWIFT) Forum
March 4, 2020

Al Capps presents to the System Wide Information Management (SWIM) Industry-Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Team at the FedEx Institute of Technology.

On February 26, 2020, NASA briefed the System Wide Information Management (SWIM) Industry-Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Team (SWIFT) in Memphis, TN at the FedEx Institute of Technology on the University of Memphis campus.
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ATD-2 Training at Atlanta and Washington Center
March 4, 2020

Bob Staudenmeier and Mark Ellerbee (Atlanta Center Traffic Management Unit)

On February 25-26, 2020, the NASA Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) team visited the Atlanta Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZTL ARTCC) in Hampton, GA to train new traffic management coordinators (TMCs) and Supervisory TMCs (STMCs) on the ATD-2 system.
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Joint Surface CDM Team (SCT) & Flow Evaluation Team (FET) Meeting at NTX
February 26, 2020

ATD-2 team members met with FAA SCT and FET members at NASA North Texas Research Station.
NASA North Texas Research Station

On February 20, 2020 the NASA Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) team hosted a joint meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) SCT and FET group at the NASA North Texas Research Station (NTX).
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Grand Challenge/FAA Airspace Assumptions Workshop
February 26, 2020

The Grand Challenge (GC) project hosted Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) representatives from the Air Traffic, Flight Standards, and Aircraft Certification organizations at NASA Ames Research Center, February 13-14, 2020, to discuss scenario and airspace assumptions for the GC Development Test (DT) flight demonstrations and simulations.
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ATD-2 Briefing at National Customer Forum
February 26, 2020

NASA was invited to speak at the National Customer Forum held at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) David J. Hurley Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC) in Warrenton, Virginia on February 12, 2020.
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ATD-2 Field Demo Partner Visit
February 20, 2020

CLT Tower

NASA’s Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) team visited field demo partners at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) on February 10-11, 2020.
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Dr. Husni Idris named Associate Fellow of the AIAA
February 12, 2020

John Langford, President of AIAA, formally recognized Dr. Husni Idris as an Associate Fellow during a gala event in Washington, DC.

On January 8, 2020, Dr. Husni Idris was named an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) at a gala event in Washington, DC.
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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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ATM Test Bed
The Air Traffic Management (ATM) Test Bed is an inter-connected air traffic simulation test capability being developed by NASA to help accelerate the introduction of advanced technologies in the National Airspace System (NAS).
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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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NextGen Technologies
Here are a few of the NextGen tools in development by the Aviation Systems Division:

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Screenshot of ATD-2 animation.
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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FACET video screenshot of aircraft icons over the United States.
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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