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Collaborative Trajectory Option Program Decision Support Software to be Demonstrated in FAA Command Center March 29th
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Collaborative Trajectory Option Program Decision Support Software to be Demonstrated in FAA Command Center March 29th

Under NASA-funded work supporting Integrated Demand Management (IDM), MOSAIC ATM is developing a Collaborative Trajectory Options Program (CTOP) Decision Support Tool (DST). On March 29th, the CTOP DST capability will be demonstrated to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic Organization Vice President for System Operations Mike Artist, and others in the FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC). Deepak Kulkarni is the NASA Technical Monitor, and Steve Jacklin is the Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR) for the MOSAIC ATM research grant on CTOP.

BACKGROUND: One of the primary causes for congestion and delays in the National Airspace System (NAS) is that the number of flights (demand) often exceeds the ability of the airspace to accommodate traffic (capacity). The effort to balance demand with capacity is known as Traffic Flow Management (TFM). The Air Traffic Management (ATM) community has made important progress in collaborative trajectory management through the introduction of an FAA traffic management initiative called the Collaborative Trajectory Options Program (CTOP). CTOP allows management of multiple constrained areas simultaneously. It is also collaborative in that it permits airlines to provide a set of preferred reroute options.

NASA PROGRAM FUNDING: Air Traffic Management eXploration (ATM-X) project / Integrated Demand Management (IDM), Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD)

TEAM: Steve Jacklin (NASA COTR), Deepak Kulkarni (NASA Technical Monitor), MOSAIC ATM, and the NASA IDM Team (with members from Codes TI, TH, and AF)

POINT OF CONTACT: Deepak Kulkarni, deepak.kulkarni@nasa.gov

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