Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation of NextGen Trajectory-Based Operations

The objectives of this proposal are: (1) assess the environmental impact of the procedures, in terms of fuel savings and noise level reductions; and (2) assess the increases in risk of not conforming with separation standards, as a result of alternative Contiunous Descent Apporach (CDA), to be safely and effectively implemented by considering adaptive, collaborative decision making between the aircraft and the ground, occasioned by better communications (e.g., Internet-like datalink communications). Finally, the researchers intend to investigate a prototype model for multiple flight trajectory optimization, by considering standard optimization approaches for a limited set of multiple flights over one sector of airspace. They extend the work to cover a sector with flights and determine efficient optimization approaches. The sector and the flights, procedures for 4-D trajectories, and other factors will be considered in collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Aviation Grants Program


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $236274.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    William J. Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic City International Airport
    Atlantic City, NJ  United States  08405
  • Project Managers:

    Livingston, Dale

  • Performing Organizations:

    Rutgers University, New Brunswick

    New Brunswick, NJ  United States  08901
  • Start Date: 20110714
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120713
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30135

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01477988
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 2011-G-007
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Apr 13 2013 1:00AM