NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 A3.02-7738
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Autonomy of the National Airspace Systems (NAS)
PROPOSAL TITLE: Landside-Aware Air Traffic Management

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
The Innovation Laboratory, Inc.
2360 Southwest Chelmsford Avenue
Portland, OR 97201 - 2265
(503) 242-1761

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Jimmy Krozel
2360 SW Chelmsford Ave
Portland, OR 97201 - 2265
(503) 242-1761

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Michelle Camarda
2360 SW Chelmsford Avenue
Portland, OR 97201 - 2265
(503) 242-1761

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 3

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Autonomy of the National Airspace Systems (NAS) is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
We focus on the passenger as the key stakeholder of the Air Traffic Management (ATM) system. Air transport is only a portion of the passenger door-to-door journey, which also relies on other modes of transportation (a taxi ride, bus ride, drive over the freeways, rail, or other) to complete the journey. Transportation modes are usually studied separately as if not interacting, although they are intrinsically coupled through passenger transfers; in fact, the failure of one mode disrupts the entire passenger journey. In this effort, we gather specific passenger location data from individual passengers and aggregate data on passengers, both airside (within the terminal) and landside (within the airport and outside the airport) to build a better estimate for the expected time of departure for an aircraft at an airport gate. The system is composed of multiple technologies that either access specific data or aggregate data of passengers. A "push" technology is used to shape passenger behavior by informing the passenger about security delays, traffic delays, and other information that could encourage the passenger to be on time to the departure gate.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
This capability is applicable to a number of NASA applications:

- Improved ATM due to more accurate planning of gate OUT times
- Improved tracking of passengers changing planes at hubs
- A potential for improved gate assignments that minimize passenger transit times between aircraft gates
- Efficiency gains through faster turn times for aircraft
- Fewer missed connections
- Fewer cancellations due to duty limits
- Optimization of airport operations

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
This capability has the potential to assist in the following commercial applications:

- Better schedule integrity for airlines
- Greater lead times for airlines to rebook late or cancelled passengers and to provide seats to standby passengers
- Improved taxi, train, and rental car operations
- Increased revenues for business at airports (due to longer passenger dwell times)

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Air Transportation & Safety
Data Acquisition (see also Sensors)
Knowledge Management
Process Monitoring & Control

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