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Shakedown Flight Simulation with FAA in Preparation for ecoDemonstrator 2020 Trials
July 11, 2019

Inside of the FAA Tech Center flight simulator
FAA Tech Center Simulator

On July 2, 2019, an initial piloted, shakedown simulation was successfully completed between the NASA Testbed and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) William J. Hughes Technical Center (WJHTC) Cockpit Simulation facility (CSF). The purpose of the simulation was to test data transfer and flight plan execution in preparation for later testing in July, aimed at acquiring detailed flight data for NASA’s Tailored Arrival Manager (TAM). TAM relies on NASA’s Autoresolver technology to compute trajectory solutions that ensure safe separation from other aircraft, while managing time-based metering constraints in busy arrival airspace. TAM will be used in the Boeing EcoDemonstrator 2020 flight demonstration to calculate and send trajectory-based advisories over Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC). TAM solutions are designed to be flown using the aircraft’s Flight Management System (FMS).

Four piloted simulation runs were conducted during the 6-hour test period, during which aircraft state and intent data were sent from the CSF’s Boeing 737-MAX cab to NASA’s Testbed communications middleware at a rate of once-per-second. The test was designed to simulate the acquisition of periodic state and intent data by TAM, via Testbed, from an aircraft in flight. For the actual EcoDemonstrator flight in 2020, aircraft data reporting will rely on Automatic Dependent Surveillance Contract (ADS-C) services, supported by Future Aircraft Navigation System (FANS) avionics.

(POC: Rich Coppenbarger)


Team members observe computer displays of Testbed tools in the Ames Testbed Lab
Ames Testbed Lab



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