Our innovation is NASA inspired by a Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) approach but adopted to describe the functional elements of an electronic Community AAM Toolkit (eCAT) that is adaptable, scalable, and tailorable to fit the information needs of the adopter community. This systematic approach will be location agnostic but will provide templates to be adapted for the unique requirements of the AAM adopter community. Elements of the adopter stakeholder community can be decomposed as the ecosystem contributors. This provides a template that is adaptable to meet the unique needs for a given community. The eCAT will serve as a repository for bi-directional exchange of AAM knowledge. This repository can hold information gathered from community stakeholders and data gained from research and distribute information across the community of actors. Information would be distributed in various formats to include digital downloads, audio/visual (such as community podcasts/YouTube videos) as well as virtual space for moderated community discussions. The Toolkit would be hosted on the internet or via cloud-based service architecture. All Azimuth Solutions would act as a governance entity that would gather the community inputs and ensure veracity of information compiled. The eCAT houses seven central elements known as effort repositories that interact within the described system. Within these areas are housed education material, a system demonstration playbook and decision support tools for community planning strategies. The seven effort repositories that interact within this system are:
eCAT transfers to other AAM efforts within the ARMD AAM Mission Portfolio. Elements maybe adapted to High Density Vertiplex subproject, AAM National Campaign, Advanced Air Mobility Project, and AAM Ecosystem Working Groups to include, but not limited to Community Integration and Crosscutting WGs.
The eCAT will be of value to all AAM community stakeholders. There currently does not exist a complete system of community AAM resources readily available for communities of all sizes, levels of engagement and resources. This new system is also ideally suited to provide AAM education and outreach materials, demonstrations as well as providing a complement of decision support tools.