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ATD-1 Integration Testing at Raytheon
January 31, 2013

Screenshot of Controller Managed Spacing Tools
Screenshot of ATD-1 Controller Managed Spacing tools

A NASA Air traffic management Technology Demonstration-1 (ATD-1) team traveled to Raytheon Corporation facilities in Mt. Laurel, NJ, during the week of January 22nd to conduct integration testing of NASA's aeronautical data link and radar simulator (ADRS) and Multi Aircraft Control System (MACS) with the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS). STARS is the intended platform for hosting ATD-1 technologies, and several STARS displays will be used in upcoming simulation experiments at Ames Research Center. The integration and validation testing was intended to compare ADRS/MACS with Raytheon's ATCoach software to determine whether MACS can be used for simulations on the STARS displays. MACS-driven aircraft targets successfully appeared on the STARS displays for Los Angeles-based airspace, and development is underway to enable testing using Phoenix (AZ) airspace. Additional integration testing at Raytheon is planned for late February to evaluate Phoenix adaptation, and a future simulation is planned to evaluate the incorporation of the Controller Managed Spacing (CMS) tools. These integration milestones are key steps to enable a successful ATD-1 human-in-the-loop simulation with the STARS system (known as Fully-Integrated ATD-1 Technologies [FIAT]-3). (POC – Kevin Witzberger)


Sectorization Algorithm Tested in Human-in-the-Loop Experiment
January 31, 2013

Screenshot of OASIS
Screenshot of OASIS (Click image to enlarge)

A human-in-the-loop evaluation of the Operational Airspace Sectorization Integrated System (OASIS) was conducted in the Airspace Operations Laboratory at Ames Research Center, during January 8–10 and 23–25. The development of OASIS is a major activity of the Dynamic Airspace Configuration (DAC) research focus area within the Airspace Systems Program. OASIS is an advisory tool to assist Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) En Route Area Supervisors in their planning of sector combine/decombine operations as well as opening/closing of Data-side (D-side) control positions; these advisory solutions are tailored to the predicted traffic demand over the next few hours. Eight retired FAA personnel served as experiment participants for a part-task evaluation of OASIS functionality, covering the user interface as well as the underlying algorithm. Participants gave very positive feedback on both the user interface and the algorithm solutions for airspace configuration, including a rating of 93% on the tool usability scale. They also suggested various enhancements to the OASIS tool, which will be incorporated into the next tool development cycle for the full-scale human-in-the-loop evaluation to be conducted later this year. (POC – Karl Bilimoria)


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