Preparing for the Connected Airport and the Internet of Things

The objective of this research is to develop a primer for airport operators and stakeholders on the Internet of things (IoT) within the airport environment to leverage current and emerging technologies. The primer should include at a minimum the following: (1) How other industries have implemented the IoT and relate its application to the airport environment; (2) Description of barriers and limitations to IoT implementation and how they can be overcome. The barriers and limitations should include at a minimum the following: Security, Regulatory, Privacy issues, Demographic differences in the adoption of technology, and Aging Infrastructure; (3) Data collaboration and information sharing methods, techniques, and standards that benefit airport stakeholders by interacting with: Tenants, Airlines, and The connected community; (4) The intersection between airport processes and the passenger with the IoT in the airport environment; (5) Infrastructure requirements; (6) Application of the IoT at general aviation and small hub airports; and (7) Emerging capabilities.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $400000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 01-33

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Greenberger, Marci

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Principal Investigators:

    Zmud, Johanna

  • Start Date: 20160622
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180330
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180330
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40168

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01572152
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 01-33
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 1 2015 1:30AM