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ATD-2 Completes Assessment of Ramp Times 3 Shakedown Simulation
April 3, 2019

Ramp control participants in the ATD-2 ART3 shakedown simulation at FutureFlight Central

The Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) experiment team completed the Assessment of Ramp Times (ART) 3 human-in-the-loop (HITL) shakedown simulation, March 26-28, 2019, at NASA Ames Research Center’s FutureFlight Central (FFC).
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Technical Exchange with FAA Systems Analysis and Modeling Division Manager
April 3, 2019

On March 29, 2019, the NASA Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) team held a technical interchange meeting with Mr. David Knorr, the Manager of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Systems Analysis and Modeling Division, which is responsible for developing a Post Operational Assessment of key NextGen capabilities.
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UAS in the NAS Project Recommends Well-Clear Distance
March 21, 2019

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration into the National Airspace System (NAS) project continues to support the national initiative of safely and seamlessly incorporating UAS with traditionally piloted air traffic, through NASA’s ongoing participation in the RTCA Special Committee 228 (SC-228).
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National NATCA ATD-2 Lead Transition and Visit at Charlotte Airport
March 21, 2019

John Short looks as Mike Smith points to something on a display in the American Airlines ramp tower.
AAL Ramp Tower: John Short (NATCA) and Mike Smith (AAL)

NASA Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) team members provided a demonstration of the ATD-2 system in use at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT, Charlotte, NC) March 11-12, 2019 to the new National Air Traffic Controller Association (NATCA) ATD-2 Lead, Mr. John Short.
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Outreach to Haralson County High School in Georgia
March 13, 2019


Kevin Witzberger with several math class students from Haralson County High School.

Kevin Witzberger was an invited NASA speaker at Haralson County High School in Georgia, March 7-8, 2019.
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ATD-2 Training at Atlanta and Washington Center
March 13, 2019

Since mid-February 2019, the Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) team has trained nine Traffic Management Coordinators (TMCs) from Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZDC) and three TMCs from Atlanta Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZTL).
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ATM Demonstrations at FutureFlight Central (FFC) for NASA Deputy Administrator
March 13, 2019


Lindsay Stevens (right) provided an overview of the ATD-2 subproject to NASA Deputy Administrator James Morhard (left) at FutureFlight Central at NASA Ames Research Center.

On Monday, February 25, 2019, NASA Deputy Administrator James Morhard visited NASA Ames Research Center. The visit included briefings and demonstrations of some of the Aviation Systems Division’s work.
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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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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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