NASA's Airspace Operations and Safety Program (AOSP) Shadow Mode Assessment Using Realistic Technologies for the National Airspace System (SMART-NAS) Project will benefit from machine learning. Additionally, NASA can use this technology in: Integrated Arrival/Departure/Surface Operations (IADS), Weather Integrated Decision Making (Wx Integration), Spot and Runway Departure Advisor (SARDA), and Precision Departure Release Capability (PDRC).
The FAA Air Traffic Service Provider (ATSP) can use our SBIR technology for better control of airports in the NAS. A commercial product can be customized and implemented under contract to Airline Operations Centers (AOCs) for use by dispatchers and ATC coordinators. In such applications, when the ATSP is deciding on taking a certain TMI action, for instance, as discussed in a Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) telecom that occurs on a 2-hour basis, the AOC user can run forward in time through the remainder of the schedule for the day to see if delays will propagate, if weather impacts will cause cancellations or delays, or if crew curfew limits will be negatively affected. AOCs could use SMART NAS to make decisions about what is the best course of action in response to TMIs that could soon be implemented.