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Terminal Sequencing and Spacing (TSAS) for Air Traffic Control was selected as the winner of NASA's 2017 Software of the Year (SOY) award

The Agency-wide annual competition for Software of the Year rewards high-quality, innovative and robust software using efficient software engineering processes that meet NASA's stringent safety and reliability standards. Each software technology nominated for this award represents the best software from its respective center. A special panel of software experts from across the agency reviewed the nominations and provided feedback prior to the Centers' presentations to the board members. NASA's Inventions and Contributions Board (ICB) then evaluated and recommended the winning software teams, which were approved by the sponsoring offices: the Chief Engineer, Safety and Mission Assurance, and the Chief Information Officer.

Terminal Sequencing and Spacing (TSAS) is advanced, real-time, air traffic decision support software that improves the efficiency of our nation's air transportation system in busy terminal airspace. TSAS is intended to simultaneously increase the airport’s landing rate and decrease the fuel consumption of individual flights. Specifically, TSAS allows flights to fly fuel-efficient arrival procedures during periods of moderate and high traffic congestion. The TSAS team is comprised of John E. Robinson, Harry N. Swenson, Xiao Liang Chen, Thomas Prevot, Chu Han Lee, Todd J. Callantine, Steven H. Chan, Hai Ou-Yang, Joseph R. Cisek, Alan G. Lee, Leonard N. Bagasol, and Everett A. Palmer.

Runners-up awards were given to the Johnson Space Center for Space Station Research Explorer (SSRE); Kennedy Space Center’s DON 3.1 Distributed Observer Network; and, NASA Management Office's NASA Eyes.

An Honorable Mention was presented to Langley Research Center's Game Changing Development Mobile App GCD Mobile.

This prestigious award is designed to give recognition to developers of exceptional software created for or by NASA and owned by NASA. Excellence in software is vital to the agency's leadership role in developing aeronautics and space technologies and transferring them to government and industry. The SOY Award competition allows us to recognize and appreciate the NASA team members that set high standards for significant software that is creative, usable, transferable, and possesses inherent quality. Please join in congratulating the winners of this year's competition.

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