Analyses of Aircraft Performance Based on In-Flight Recorded Parameters

The objective of the project is related to Flight Data Recorders (FDRs) that record the readings from instruments and positions of the control surfaces of the aircraft over time. An adequate software solution for the analysis of in-flight recorded data is critical for the improvement of flight safety. The University of Louisville research team proposes to continue the research developed in our previous Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-funded study (07-G-015) of operational landing distance performance for regional jet aircraft on the following specific aims: (a) Investigate the aircraft target stopping distance of operational landings; (b) Develop software solutions for analysis of operational flight parameters provided by an anomalous cooperative airline; (c) Analyze the performance of different Flight Management Systems (FMS) during various Required Navigation Performance (RNP) procedures; and (d) Design and develop a software tool to visualize the flight paths in three-dimensional space using Google Earth.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Aviation Grants Program


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $180273.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

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

    Cheng, Andrew

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Louisville Research Foundation, Incorporated

    University of Louisville
    Louisville, KY    40292
  • Start Date: 20110808
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120807
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30134

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01477989
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 2011-G-010
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Apr 13 2013 1:00AM