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Data-link and surface map traffic intent displays for NextGen 4DT and equivalent visual surface operations
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Paper Abstract

By 2025, U.S. air traffic is predicted to increase 3-fold and may strain the current air traffic management system, which may not be able to accommodate this growth. In response to this challenge, a consortium of industry, academia and government agencies have proposed a revolutionary new concept for U.S. aviation operations, termed the Next Generation Air Transportation System or "NextGen". Many key capabilities are being identified to enable NextGen, including the concept of "net-centric" operations whereby each aircraft and air services provider shares information to allow real-time adaptability to ever-changing factors such as weather, traffic, flight trajectories, and security. Data-link is likely to be the primary source of communication in NextGen. Because NextGen represents a radically different approach to air traffic management and requires a dramatic shift in the tasks, roles, and responsibilities for the flight deck, there are numerous research issues and challenges that must be overcome to ensure a safe, sustainable air transportation system. Flight deck display and crew-vehicle interaction concepts are being developed that proactively investigate and overcome potential technology and safety barriers that might otherwise constrain the full realization of NextGen.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2009
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 7328, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2009, 73280C (7 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818640
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Kevin J. Shelton, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Lawrence (Lance) J. Prinzel, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Jarvis (Trey) J. Arthur, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Denise R. Jones, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Angela S. Allamandola, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Randall E. Bailey, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7328:
Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2009
Jeff J. Güell; Maarten Uijt de Haag, Editor(s)

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