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Operational Impact of the Baseline Integrated Arrival, Departure, and Surface System Field DemonstrationTo address the Integrated Arrival, Departure, and Surface (IADS) challenge, NASA is developing and demonstrating trajectory-based departure automation under a collaborative effort with the FAA and industry known as Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2). ATD-2 builds upon and integrates previous NASA research capabilities that include the Spot and Runway Departure Advisor (SARDA), the Precision Departure Release Capability (PDRC), and the Terminal Sequencing and Spacing (TSAS) capability. The ATD-2 field demonstration is organized into three phases. Phase I illustrates a Baseline IADS demonstration and includes all components of ATD-2 running in operational environments. Subsequent phases will fuse together strategic scheduling components as well as take into account metroplex considerations. This paper describes the baseline IADS system that was deployed at the end of 2017 and is continuing to run as part of the ATD-2 demonstration taking place at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT). The primary areas of deployment and system use are in the CLT Air Traffic Control Tower, CLT TRACON, CLT American Airlines ramp tower, Washington Center facility and American Airlines Integration Operations Center (IOC). In addition to describing the functions and capabilities that are part of the baseline IADS system, this paper also provides metrics regarding operational use as well as initial benefits metrics. Benefit metrics continue to be collected and aggregated across the areas of system delay, throughput, taxi time, fuel burn savings, and emissions savings. Furthermore, benefits as a result of common awareness of delays and the impact of takeoff and departure restrictions stemming from traffic flow management initiatives are described. The overall benefit of improved predictability and efficiency as a result of the baseline IADS system demonstration is also discussed.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Sharma, Shivanjli (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Capps, Al (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Engelland, Shawn (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Jung, Yoon (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Coppenbarger, Richard A. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
October 24, 2018
Publication Date
September 23, 2018
Subject Category
Air Transportation and Safety
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC)(London)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
operational system
air traffic optimization
integrated arrival and departure surface

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