Title

NASA ATD-2 trajectory option set prototype capability for rerouting departures in metroplex airspace

Publication Date

10-11-2020

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Department

Research Foundation

Publication Title

2020 AIAA/IEEE 39th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC)

Volume

2020-October

DOI

10.1109/DASC50938.2020.9256640

Abstract

This paper describes NASA's Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) Phase 3 prototype capability that is being tested in the North Texas region through summer 2021. For the first time, a shared Decision Support Tool (DST) provides opportunities for participating Flight Operators (FOs) and Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) to coordinate using a Trajectory Option Set (TOS). When the metroplex airspace is impacted by demand/capacity imbalances, TOS enables departure flights to be rerouted to alternative departure routes with less surface delay.

Keywords

Air Traffic Management, Delay savings, Flight operations, Metroplex, Scheduling, TOS, Traffic Management Initiatives, Trajectory Option Set

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