Test Bed Demonstration Sites

New technology, procedures, and airport infrastructure will be required in order to evolve Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and aviation industry systems to meet the dramatic increases in air traffic that are forecast by 2025. The FAA requires an environment for the development of Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) concepts and technology. The NextGen Integrated Test Bed provides a robust platform where integration and testing takes place without affecting day-to-day air traffic operations. The primary objective of the NextGen Integrated Test Bed is to identify and evaluate communications, navigation and surveillance solutions for the advancement of the National Airspace System (NAS). As air travel is projected to grow - doubling or tripling over the next 20 years - the current NAS must change substantially in order to safely accommodate such demand. The NextGen Test Bed will provide three real-world test and demonstration environments to integrate individual domains to allow multi-domain demonstrations and evaluations. In addition, the Test Bed sites will allow the integration of new and emerging technologies or applications into existing or planned NAS enhancements while fostering government partnerships. One of the main purposes of the Test Bed is to provide an environment that allows open access for industry users and vendors such that new capabilities can be more rapidly harnessed. The Test Bed will also support integrated tests and validate large scale modeling and simulation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: NextGen


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    NextGen Integration and Implementation Office
    950 L'Enfant Plaza North, SW
    Washington, DC    20024
  • Project Managers:

    Liang, Diana

  • Performing Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kovacs, Andras

  • Start Date: 20120510
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110505
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30621

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01465304
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:58PM