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the development of the multi-center traffic management advisor (mctma): traffic flow management research in a multi-facility environmentThe Traffic Management Advisor (TMA) is a decision-support tool for traffic managers and air traffic controllers that provides traffic flow visualization and other flow management tools. TMA creates an efficiently sequenced and safely spaced schedule for arrival traffic that meets but does not exceed specified airspace system constraints. TMA is being deployed at selected facilities throughout the National Airspace System in the US as part of the FAA's Free Flight Phase 1 program. TMA development and testing, and its current deployment, focuses on managing the arrival capacity for single major airports within single terminal areas and single en route centers. The next phase of development for this technology is the expansion of the TMA capability to complex facilities in which a terminal area or airport is fed by multiple en route centers, thus creating a multicenter TMA functionality. The focus of the multi-center TMA (McTMA) development is on the busy facilities in the Northeast comdor of the US. This paper describes the planning and development of McTMA and the challenges associated with adapting a successful traffic flow management tool for a very complex airspace.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Lee, Katharine K.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Davis, Thomas J.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Levin, Kerry M.
(Mitre Corp. United States)
Rowe, Dennis W.
(Mitre Corp. United States)
Date Acquired
August 22, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2001
Subject Category
Air Transportation and Safety
Meeting Information
4th International USA/Europe ATM R and D Seminar
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.