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Intelligent Systems Division Technical Area Leads Will Present Progres in System-Wide Safety Project Technical Challengess
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Intelligent Systems Division Technical Area Leads Will Present Progres in System-Wide Safety Project Technical Challengess

The six-month review for the System-Wide Safety (SWS) project, which is in the Airspace Operations and Safety program (AOSP) under the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), will be held over three days at the end of May at NASA Headquarters by ARMD management and Akbar Sultan, Deputy Director for AOSP. On May 18th, SWS Project Manager John Koelling will provide an overview of the project before sub-project managers present progress in Technical Challenges 2 (TC-2): In-Time Safety Nets for Emerging Operations; and TC-4: Complex Autonomous Systems Assurance (CASA).

Steve Young (NASA Langley) will present TC-2, which is investigating the use of in-time data analytics for providing safety assurance for emerging operations, such as the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market. TC-4, co-led by Dr. Guillaume Brat (Intelligent Systems Division Robust Software Engineering Lead, NASA Ames) and Dr. Paul Miner (NASA Langley), is a corresponding Verification and Validation (V&V) technical challenge, which aims to define new and efficient V&V techniques for autonomous operations, such the ones used in emerging operations.

On May 21st, by sub-project managers will present two more technical challenges. First, Dr. Kai Goebel (Intelligent Systems Division Discovery and Systems Health Lead, NASA Ames) will present TC-1: In-Time Terminal Area Risk Management, which aims to use data analytics to provide safety assurance in the terminal area. This presentation will be followed by a presentation of TC-3: Safe Avionics and ATM (Air Traffic Management) Future Evolution (SAAFE) by Dr. Guillaume Brat (Intelligent Systems Division Robust Software Engineering Lead, NASA Ames) and Dr. Paul Miner (NASA Langley). SAAFE is researching new and efficient means of verifying and validating current avionics systems, such as those used on transport aircraft and in air traffic systems. The review will conclude on May 31st with the presentation of Technologies for Airplane State Awareness (TASA), which is a technical challenge consisting of tools that NASA is building for the Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST).

BACKGROUND: The System-Wide Safety (SWS) project seeks to explore, discover, and understand the impact on safety of growing complexity introduced by modernization aimed at improving the efficiency of flight, the access to airspace, and/or the expansion of services provided by air vehicles. SWS also develops and demonstrates innovative solutions that enable this modernization and the aviation transformation envisioned by ARMD through proactive mitigation of risks in accordance with target levels of safety.

TEAM: Guillaume Brat, Kai Goebel, and Paul Miner (NASA Langley)

POINT OF CONTACT: Guillaume Brat, guillaume.p.brat@nasa.gov

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