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A Review of Function Allocation and En Route Separation AssuranceToday's air traffic control system has reached a limit to the number of aircraft that can be safely managed at the same time. This air traffic capacity bottleneck is a critical problem along the path to modernization for air transportation. The design of the next separation assurance system to address this problem is a cornerstone of air traffic management research today. This report reviews recent work by NASA and others in the areas of function allocation and en route separation assurance. This includes: separation assurance algorithms and technology prototypes; concepts of operations and designs for advanced separation assurance systems; and specific investigations into air-ground and human-automation function allocation.

Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Lewis, Timothy A.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Aweiss, Arwa S.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Guerreiro, Nelson M.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Daiker, Ronald J.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
December 22, 2016
Publication Date
November 1, 2016
Subject Category
Air Transportation And Safety
Report/Patent Number
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 999182.
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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