NASA ATD-2 trajectory option set prototype capability for rerouting departures in metroplex airspace
2020 AIAA/IEEE 39th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC)
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.
Air Traffic Management, Delay savings, Flight operations, Metroplex, Scheduling, TOS, Traffic Management Initiatives, Trajectory Option Set
Eric Chevalley, Gregory L. Juro, Deborah Bakowski, Isaac Robeson, Liang X. Chen, William J. Coupe, Yoon C. Jung, and Richard A. Capps. "NASA ATD-2 trajectory option set prototype capability for rerouting departures in metroplex airspace" 2020 AIAA/IEEE 39th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC) (2020). https://doi.org/10.1109/DASC50938.2020.9256640