AIR-MATE will appeal to avionics manufacturers external to NASA that are developing and/or researching concepts and technologies aimed at NextGen integration, for many of the same reasons as NASA would benefit. Research organizations (e.g., MITRE, Volpe) and universities may also benefit from this application, as they are often interested in conducting research within the scope of the NextGen environment. In the future, AIR-MATE could also be utilized in a number of domains dependent on distributed asset management systems. Examples of this application include Air and Space Operations Centers (AOC) within the Air Force, and Maritime Operations Centers (MOC) within the Navy.
AIR-MATE will be useful to NASA researchers within the Concepts and Technology Development Project, Systems Analysis Integration and Evaluation Project, and Aviation Safety Program as a software module that will allow them to meet multiple milestones related to the assessment of emerging NextGen concepts. It will provide the capability to populate NextGen simulations with well-coordinated human-automation pairs that consistently execute desired actions, thereby improving airspace simulations for evaluation purposes, and lessening the workload and staffing requirements for researchers.