GBAS in Houston

The Local Area Augmentation System (LAAS) is the United States implementation of internationally accepted standards for Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS). GBAS augments the current Global Positioning System (GPS) service for terminal, non-precision, and Category I/II/III precision approaches in the National Airspace System (NAS). The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) identified GBAS as an "Enabler" for the NextGen, Flexibility in the Terminal Environment Solution Set. The Houston GBAS initiative will support the early implementation of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technologies GBAS and Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS), and at the same time support Houston initiatives for closely spaced parallel runway operations and wake separation research because of the GBAS linear capabilities and multiple glide path and offset touchdown capability.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: NextGen


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $900000.00
  • 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:

    Rodriguez, Carlos

  • Start Date: 20100707
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110131
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30617

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01465307
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:58PM