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Indranil Roychoudhury Gives Invited Talk at Palo Alto Research Center

Indranil Roychoudhury delivered an invited talk on “Real-Time Safety Monitoring and Prediction for the National Airspace System” at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) in Palo Alto, California, on May 24. As new operational paradigms and additional aircraft are being introduced into the National Airspace System (NAS), maintaining safety in such a rapidly growing environment becomes more challenging. It is therefore desirable to have both an overview of the current safety of the NAS at different levels of granularity, as well an understanding of how the state of safety will evolve in the future given anticipated flight plans, weather forecasts, the predicted health of assets in the airspace, and other factors. This talk presented a methodology and framework for real-time monitoring and prediction of the safety of the NAS. This methodology first estimates the state of the NAS using dynamic models of the NAS. Then, given the state estimate and probability distribution of future inputs to the NAS, the framework predicts the evolution of the NAS, i.e., future states, and analyzes these future states to predict the occurrence of unsafe events. The talk was attended by members of the Intelligent Systems Laboratory at PARC, and led to an interchange of ideas for future collaboration.

BACKGROUND: Dr. Indranil Roychoudhury is a Research Scientist in the Diagnostics and Prognostics Group and the Prognostics Center of Excellence in the Discovery and Systems Health research area. His research focuses on physics-based modeling, model-based diagnostics, and model-based prognostics.

NASA PROGRAM FUNDING: The work presented was funded by the Shadow-Mode Assessment using Realistic Technologies for the National Airspace System (SMART-NAS) project; the Real-Time Safety Monitoring (RTSM) subproject; Airspace Operations and Safety Program (AOSP); Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD).

POINT OF CONTACT: Indranil Roychoudhury, indranil.roychoudhury@nasa.gov

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