NASA SBIR 2018-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary

 18-1- A3.01-3062
 Advanced Air Traffic Management Systems Concepts
 Airport Surface State Event Tracker (ASSET)
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Architecture Technology Corporation
9971 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie , MN 55344-3586
(952) 829-5864

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Paul Davis
910 Campisi Way, Suite 2D Campbell, CA 95008 - 6901
(408) 819-9200

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Lisa Knopik
9971 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344 - 3586
(952) 829-5864
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 1
End: 3
Technical Abstract

Integrated Arrival Departure Surface (IADS) traffic management solutions require accurate information about aircraft on the airport surface, from the gate to the runway.  Only a small fraction of airports have surface surveillance and in almost every case coverage is limited to the airport’s movement area.  A solution is needed that can compensate for the shortage of surveillance and is economically feasible to deploy and maintain at any airport. The Airport Surface State Event Tracker (ASSET) provides improved awareness of surface traffic in the absence of surveillance, improving the efficiency of surface and airspace traffic management.  ASSET uses sensor data (e.g., location, velocity) from existing mobile devices (e.g., Electronic Flight Bags (EFB), cell phones) to determine aircraft surface state events (e.g., push back from gate, taxiing, takeoff, etc.) and improve departure planning, surface management, and arrival sequencing.

Potential NASA Applications

ASSET improves surface situational awareness for airports not covered by FAA surveillance. ASSET can be extended and enhanced to support NASA research and additional IADS applications. NASA’s SMART-NAS Testbed can be used to conduct shadow mode and simulation-based testing of ASSET. ASSET enhancements could allow it to support near-term NASA demonstrations, such as the ATD-2 IADS effort at CLT and the ATD-3 Traffic Flow Management.

Potential Non-NASA Applications

Air Traffic Service Providers, Airlines, and Airports – many potential airport surface operations applications. ASSET provides an economic technology solution for tracking aircraft surface movement for traffic flow management support and other critical airport operations in locations where typical surveillance systems are not cost effective solutions.

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