NASA SBIR 2005 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER:05 A3.01-7590
SUBTOPIC TITLE:Next Generation Air-Traffic Management Systems
PROPOSAL TITLE:Eulerian Air Traffic Flow Management Agent for the ACES Software

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Optimal Synthesis Inc.
868 San Antonio Road
Palo Alto ,CA 94303 - 4622
(650) 213 - 8585

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
P. K.   Menon
menon@optisyn.com
868 San Antonio Road
Palo Alto, CA  94303 -4622
(650) 213 - 8585

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (LIMIT 200 WORDS)
The development of an Eulerian model based en route traffic flow management agent for the ACES software is proposed. The proposed research will use a recently-developed automatic modeling technique, together with a predictive air traffic flow control approach. Performance of the traffic flow management agent will be evaluated in several traffic flow control situations. The sensitivity of the traffic flow management system to variations in traffic patterns and weather will be investigated.

Phase I research will demonstrate the feasibility of developing the traffic flow management agent. A complete version of the proposed software agent will be developed during the Phase II work. It will be fully integrated with the ACES software and commercialized during the Phase III work.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 150 WORDS)
ACES software is being used by NASA researchers for developing and evaluating advanced ATM concepts. The traffic flow management agents developed under the proposed research effort will help support NASA's research initiatives.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 150 WORDS)
The strategic flow control methodology developed under the proposed research will help develop decision aids for future air traffic flow management. This flow control technique is also useful for developing decision support tools for collaborative flow control and for designing regional metering strategies.

NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING
Airport Infrastructure and Safety
Guidance, Navigation, and Control
Simulation Modeling Environment
Software Development Environments
Software Tools for Distributed Analysis and Simulation


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