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United States Air Force Test Pilot School Simulations
October 31, 2019

Screenshot of the display showing simulated Vista Aircraft in formation flight
Simulated Vista Aircraft in formation flight

The United States Air Force (USAF) Test Pilot School (TPS) Class 19A and the Calspan Corporation conducted a simulation experiment on NASA Ames Research Center's Vertical Motion Simulator (VMS) as part of a student test management project (TMP).
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ATD-2 Provides Briefing for CDM Automation Team (CAT)
October 24, 2019

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CDM Automation Team meeting with NASA ATD-2 Team members.

NASA Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) team members met with the Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) Automation Team (CAT) on October 9, 2019, to focus on the National Traffic Management Logs (NTML) in conjunction with the System Wide Information Management (SWIM) data it produces.
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NTX Engineers Participate in North Texas Outreach Event
October 24, 2019

Paul Borchers discusses ATD-2 technologies with an event attendee.
Paul Borchers at the iWork Career Exploration Event.

NASA North Texas Research Station (NTX) Engineers represented NASA Ames Research Center at the iWork Youth Career Exploration Event at Texas Education Service Center Region 11 on October 9, 2019, in White Settlement, Texas.
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NASA Participates in Northern Plains UAS Industry Day
October 24, 2019

The Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site hosted an Industry Day for a Statewide UAS Network for Beyond Visual Line of Site (BVLOS) Operations on October 15, 2019, in Fargo, North Dakota.
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Grand Challenge Integrated Requirements Assessment
October 24, 2019

NASA’s Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Grand Challenge (GC) team completed an Integrated Requirements Assessment October 15-17, 2019, at NASA Ames Research Center.
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Joint NASA-FAA-Uber Meeting on High-Priority Research
October 24, 2019

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Joint NASA-FAA-Uber meeting at NASA Ames Research Center

A collaborative meeting with NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s Air Traffic and NextGen organizations, and Uber, was held at NASA Ames Research Center, October 16-17, 2019.
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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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+ EDA
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+ PDRC
+ 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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