TX16: Air Traffic Management and Range Tracking Systems

Taxonomy Category Summary

This taxonomy category is divided into six areas: safe all vehicle access, weather/environment, traffic management concepts, architectures and infrastructures, range tracking, surveillance and flight safety technologies, and integrated modeling, simulation and testing. Safe all vehicle access aims to enable safe scalable, routine, high-tempo airspace access for all users. Weather/environment area aims to develop tools that provide weather and environmental information to avoid inclement weather/environmental conditions affecting ground and flight desk operations. The traffic management systems covers technologies and procedures that enable improved efficiency and predictability of ground, departure, en-route, and descent portions of flight for high density of mixed manned and unmanned vehicles. The architecture and infrastructures area covers architectures and infrastructure that support existing operations and enable the integration of new vehicles, operations, and business models (advanced communication technologies and infrastructure, cyber security). Range, tracking, surveillance, and flight safety technologies increase the efficiency of range operations across land, air, sea, and space applications by increasing overall responsiveness and providing a greater ability to track the entire course of a launch vehicle, without expensive ground assets, for quantifying mission safety/risk/success. Finally, integrated modeling, simulation and testing covers tools and methodologies that combine live, virtual and constructive assets for developing, analyzing, testing, and integrating novel concepts.

Research Affiliates

Below are our faculty affiliates whose research fall under this taxonomy category.

Pedram Hassanzadeh TX11
Leonardo Dueñas-Osorio TX02, TX08, TX11
Katherine B. Ensor TX06, TX11