The key innovation with the Integrated Adaptive Route Capability (IARC) system, is a web-based application replacing FAA’s legacy Route Management Tool (RMT) with advanced automation expanding capacity to efficiently automate and manage Pre-validated Route Options - within the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS) and globally - using autonomous technologies. IARC will provide improvements in (1) machine-learning capabilities, (2) real-time information sharing with stakeholders, (3) inclusion of future UAS routing needs, and (4) integration of weather constraint model forecasting on routes. These four areas are foundation to a product that needs replace legacy RMT used within FAA and be eventually commercialized globally
If successful, it is envisioned NASA’s current Traffic Aware Strategic Aircrew Request (TASAR) would benefit by having IARC provide flight plan and reroute solutions that deliver a pool of options for routes to draw upon. The options are pre-validated routes that are pre‑cleared of potential conflicts with known weather hazards and airspace system constraints. In an advanced version of TASAR. In addition, support a need for UAS operators and service suppliers (USS) to have pre-validated routes to use for mission and flight planning.
The FAA and air carriers will have strong interest, as a means of providing a single source route capability with increased functionality. Innovating advanced, automated mechanisms for ANSPs—both domestic and international, and resolving current route identification and use processes will expand the capacity to efficiently automate and manage pre-validated route options for system stakeholders