Lighting and Visual Guidance Research for Airport Applications

The objective of the project is to conduct research focused on airport lighting and visual guidance systems with the goal of improving the safety and reliability of air traffic and navigation in the United States. The objective of the project is to: review new and emerging lighting technologies as they are developed to keep the Federal Aviation Administration informed of new technological developments of potential benefit to airport applications; test new light source and lighting infrastructure technologies to evaluate their suitability for airport applications; conduct research that will assist the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to transition to new lighting technologies that will improve safety and visibility at airports while reducing energy and maintenance costs; and to conduct research to inform the development of new standards and practices related to lighting and visual guidance systems at airports.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Aviation Grants


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $692720.00
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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:

    Gallagher, Donald

  • Performing Organizations:

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
    110 8th Street
    Troy, NY  United States  12180
  • Start Date: 20100809
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120807
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30177

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01478850
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 2010-G-013
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Apr 19 2013 1:01AM