Form 9.B Project Summary

Chron: 972456

Proposal Number: 01.02-5000

Project Title: Integrated Ground Traffic Control (IGTC) System

Technical Abstract (Limit 200 words)

The overall objective of the technical effort proposed is to develop advanced innovative system design ("GROUNDTRAC") that will allow safe movement of ground vehicles and aircraft under adverse weather conditions at airports. Requirements and Hardware Implementation Designs will be developed for integrating and simultaneously controlling the surface movement of aircraft and airport support vehicles under adverse weather conditions. The problems associated with expanding to a large mixed fleet that involves simultaneous movement of aircraft and ground vehicles will be addressed. The technical effort to be performed will define system designs, modifications and system requirements that when implemented will allow compatible operation of ground vehicle navigation system with aircraft navigation systems such as those defined by the NASA TAP Program in 1997. These Systems must be integrated such that simultaneous control and operation of a large mixed fleet of vehicles from a Single Control Center can be achieved at Airports during adverse weather conditions. This proposed advanced system design effort will identify the system requirements, technical designs and technology developments needed to achieve this integration.

Potential Commercial Applications (Limit 200 words)

GROUNDTRAC has broad application at airports worldwide. By developing this integrated system design for near term deployment, NASA will help airport authorities and local government agencies avoid costly and time consuming redesign or retrofit that will occur when navigation systems used by aircraft and surface vehicle are implemented that are not the same and not compatible.

Name and Address of Principal Investigator (Name,

Organization Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip)

Ronald R. Teeter

Orbital Technologies Corporation

Space Center, 1212 Fourier Drive

Madison , WI 53717

Name and Address of Offeror (Firm Name, Mail Address,


Dr. Eric E. Rice

Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC)

Space Center, 1212 Fourier Drive

Madison , WI 53717