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NASA ARMD Airspace Operations and Safety Program FY17 Mid-Year Review
May 31, 2017

Photograph of AOSP mid-year review participants at a conference room table in discussion.
AOSP Mid-Year Review

NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) Airspace Operations and Safety Program (AOSP) conducted the Mid-Year Review for fiscal year 2017 on May 25-26, 2017, at NASA Ames Research Center. The review included the participation of the AOSP director and staff, and representatives from all four NASA aeronautics centers. The review encompassed the accomplishments and status of the Airspace Technology Demonstration (ATD), Shadow Mode Assessment using Realistic Technologies for the National Airspace System (SMART-NAS) for Safe Trajectory Based Operations (TBO), and Safe Autonomous Systems Operations (SASO) projects, along with discussions on Systems Analysis and Cyber Physical Security. The teams also celebrated Dr. John Cavolowsky's leadership of AOSP and commemorated his last mid-year review as AOSP Director. (POC: Jaewoo Jung)

KARI/NASA Workshop
May 31, 2017

Group photograph of the NASA-KARI workshop participants.
NASA-KARI Workshop Participants

Aviation Systems Division researchers Drs. Yoon Jung, Zhifan Zhu, and Hanbong Lee participated in a workshop with the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) in Daejeon, South Korea, May 23-25, 2017. Participants included research collaborators from three universities in South Korea and the Incheon Airport Authority. The KARI and NASA teams discussed their second year of collaboration in the area of integrated arrival, departure, and surface (IADS) operations and defined their collaboration plans for the third year of the Space Act Agreement between the two organizations. NASA gave well-received presentations on the deicing model developed using the Surface Operations Simulator and Scheduler (SOSS), taxi time prediction work, and updates on NASA's Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) project, including the tactical surface scheduling concept and human-in-the-loop simulations. The KARI team hosted a tour of their facility, currently under development, for conducting future Integrated Arrivals, Departures, and Surface (IADS) operations human-in-the-loop experiments. The next technical interchange meeting is tentatively scheduled for Spring 2018. (POC: Yoon Jung)

First Dynamic Routes for Arrivals in Weather (DRAW) Human-in-the-Loop Simulation Completed
May 31, 2017

Photo of NASA researcher, Doug Isaacson, and a recently retired controller simulation participant sitting at a computer station displaying DRAW tools.
DRAW HITL #1 Simulation

The Airspace Technology Demonstration 3 (ATD-3) project successfully conducted their first human-in-the-loop (HITL) simulation data runs of the Dynamic Routes for Arrivals in Weather (DRAW) concept on May 16-25, 2017 in the NASA Ames Aviation Systems Division's air traffic control lab. Two 3-day sessions were run over a two-week period, each with the participation of two recently retired traffic managers using and evaluating the DRAW tool with the same team of five recently-retired controllers working traffic downstream. The primary technical objective of DRAW HITL simulation #1 was to obtain feedback on DRAW tool usage and the single-scheduler concept of operations. Initial feedback from the traffic managers highlighted the ease of which arrival traffic could be managed with DRAW. Traffic managers and controllers suggested DRAW's effectiveness and benefit over current operations could be accentuated further with more complicated scenarios in future HITLs. The next DRAW HITL is planned for late September 2017. (POC: Chester Gong)

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