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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 (Federal Aviation Administration) and industry known 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. As trajectory-based departure scheduling and collaborative decision making tools are introduced in order to reduce delays and uncertainties in taxi and climb operations across the National Airspace System, users of the tools across a number of roles benefit from a real time system that enables common situational awareness. A real time dashboard was developed to inform and present users notifications and integrated information regarding airport surface operations. The dashboard is a supplement to capabilities and tools that incorporate arrival, departure, and surface air-traffic operations concepts in a NextGen environment. In addition to shared situational awareness, the dashboard offers the ability to compute real time metrics and analysis to inform users about capacity, predictability, and efficiency of the system as a whole. This paper describes the architecture of the real time dashboard as well as an initial proposed set of metrics. The potential impact of the real time dashboard is studied at the site identified for initial deployment and demonstration in 2017: Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT). The architecture of implementing such a tool as well as potential uses are presented for operations at CLT. Metrics computed in real time illustrate the opportunity to provide common situational awareness and inform users of system delay, throughput, taxi time, and airport capacity. In addition, common awareness of delays and the impact of takeoff and departure restrictions stemming from traffic flow management initiatives are explored. The potential of the real time tool to inform users of the predictability and efficiency of using a trajectory-based departure scheduling system is also discussed.
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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)
Date Acquired
November 7, 2018
Publication Date
September 25, 2018
Subject Category
Aircraft Communications and Navigation
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Meeting Information
AIAA/IEEE Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC)(London)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
air traffic optimization
operational system
integrated arrival and departure surface

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