The proposed FMS platform can be used in the following NASA applications: - Networked cockpit management - Autonomicity (or self-management) -based architectures for the entirety, or parts, of airspace operations - Verification and validation tools for increasingly autonomous operations. - Autonomy/autonomous technologies and concepts for trajectory management and efficient/safe traffic flows. - It can be used to augment the capabilities of NASA's Multi AirCraft Simulation (MACS). New features such as RTA, 4DFMS, and High-Fidelity Wind Models will enhance the suite of FMS features available for evaluation in HITL simulations. - It can be used for shadow mode evaluation of NextGen FMS concepts under the SMART NAS project. - FMS features such as Interval Management (IM) enable self-separation and contribute towards autonomous National Airspace System.
The proposed FMS platform is ideal for experimental FMS testbed. As such it could be of interest to Universities, research labs, and other small businesses pursuing research in air-traffic management. It could also be of interest to Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) operators for simulating the interactions of UAS with other aircraft in the National Airspace System. Trajectory-Based Operations realized by autonomous cars could be the answer to congested city traffic. The concepts, architectures, and evaluation tools developed under this research would be very much applicable to futuristic road traffic management system.