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The AOL is participating in a multi-lab effort and a field evaluation of the integration of a number of tools that comprise the Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) system. ATD-2 is an ambitious NASA project which, in collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), air carriers, airports, and the general aviation community, aims to integrate multiple concepts and technologies to enable integrated arrival, departures, and surface (IADS) operations in a metroplex environment. The AOL’s role is specialized in evaluating airspace solutions and human factors from an operational stand-point. ATD-2 aims to improve the predictability and the operational efficiency of the air traffic system in metroplex environments through the enhancement, development and integration of the nation’s most advanced and sophisticated arrival, departure and surface prediction, scheduling and management systems. For more information on ATD-2, please visit- https://aviationsystems.arc.nasa.gov/research/atd2/index.shtml.

In recognition of the many important contributions made by the roughly 150 members of the project team, NASA selected Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 as the 2021 NASA Software of the Year Runner-up.

ATD2 Concept Graphic- operational efficiency of the air traffic system
Illustration showing multiple ATD-2 arrival, departure and surface operations concepts in a multi-airport environment.

To learn more about AOL contributions to ATD-2, please feel free to review the following publications.

Chevalley, E., Juro, G. L., Bakowski, D. L., Robeson, I., Chen, L. X., Coupe, W. J., Jung, Y. C., & Capps, R. A. (2020). NASA ATD-2 Trajectory Option Set Prototype Capability for Rerouting Departures in Metroplex Airspace. Paper presented at the 2020 IEEE/AIAA 39th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), Virtual Conference, October 11–16, 2020.

Parke, B. K., Bakowski, D. L., Verma, S. A., Chevalley, E., Jung, J. C.,Martin, L. H., Jobe, K. K., & Stevens, L. K. S. (2020). Impact of ATD-2 Tools on Human Factor Metrics at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. In 2020 AIAA/IEEE 39th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC) (pp. 1-10). IEEE.

Lee, H. , Coupe, W. J, Jung, Y. C, Stevens, L. K, Parke, B. K,. & Bakowski, D. L. (2020). Objective Measurement Assessment of Departure Advisories for Ramp Controllers from a Human-In-The-Loop Simulation. IAIAA Aviation Forum, Virtual Event, June 15–19, 2020. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2020-3204.

Parke, B. K, Bakowski, D. L, Jung, Y. C, Lee, H. , Coupe, W. J, & Stevens, L. K. (2020). Human Factors Impact of Different Ramp Controller Scheduling Advisories for ATD-2 Surface Metering in a Human-in-the-Loop Simulation. Paper presented virtually at the 2020 AIAA Aviation Forum, June 15-19.

Zhu, Z., Hosagrahara V. A., Lee, H., Jung, Y. C. & Bakowski, D. L. (2020). Impact of General Aviation Operations on Airport Performance Through Fast-Time Simulations at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. AIAA Aviation Forum, Virtual Event, June 15-19, 2020. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2020-2916.

Bakowski, D. L., Parke, B. K., & Goodyear, M. T. (2020). ATD-2 Metroplex Planner User Manual. Airspace Technology Demonstration (ATD-2) Project.

Bakowski, D. L., Parke, B. K., Freedman, C. J., & Goodyear, M. T. (2020). Ramp Traffic Console (RTC) and Ramp Manager Traffic Console (RMTC) User Manual. Airspace Technology Demonstration (ATD-2) Project.

Ruszkowski, L. K. M., Remple, R. K., Parke, B. K., & Bakowski, D. L. (2020).Surface Trajectory-Based Operations (STBO) Client User Manual. Airspace Technology Demonstration (ATD-2) Project.

Ruszkowski, L. K. M., Parke, B. K., Robeson, I. J., Goodyear, M. T., & Bakowski, D. L. (2020). Web-Based Surface Metering Display (SMD) User Manual. Airspace Technology Demonstration (ATD-2) Project.

Parke, B. K.,, Stevens, L. K. S., Coupe, W. J., Lee, H., Jung, J. C., Bakowski, D. L., & Jobe, K. K. (2019). Alternatives for Scheduling Departures for Efficient Surface Metering in ATD-2: Exploration in a Human-in-the-Loop Simulation. Paper presented at the 10th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, Washington, D. C..

Parke, B. K, Jobe, K. K, Chevalley, E. , Verma, S. Dulchinos, V. & Stevens, L. K. (2018). Impact of data exchange provided by ATD2 tools at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Paper presented at the 9th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, Orlando, Florida.

Verma, S. , Hanbong, L. , Martin, L. H, Stevens, L. K, Jung, Y. , Dulchinos, V. , Chevalley, E. , Jobe, K. K,. & Parke, B. K. (2017). Evaluation of a tactical surface metering tool for Charlotte Douglas International Airport via Human-in-the-Loop Simulation. Proceedings of the 36th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), St. Petersburg, Florida: IEEE/AIAA.

Stevens, L. K, Martin, L. H, Jobe, K. K, Parke, B. K, Chevalley, E. , Lee, H. , Verma, S. & Dulchinos, V. (2017). Evaluation of Approval Request/Call for Release coordination procedures for Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Proceedings of the 36th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), St. Petersburg, Florida: IEEE/AIAA.

Points of Contact: Joey Mercer, M.S., Human Systems Integration Division, NASA Ames Research Center; Eric Chevalley, Ph.D., Human Systems Integration Division, NASA Ames Research Center
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