Our proposed SBIR product helps NASA researchers study technologies and concepts that enhance aviation safety. An example of this would be the identification and mitigation of moderate or severe mountain wave turbulence (MWT) or Convective Induced Turbulence (CIT) detected by our system, distributed to other aircraft via EFBs and PEDs, voice communication warnings, or other mechanisms to tactically adjust the flight levels of nearby aircraft prior to entering into an area of turbulence. NASA can investigate Route Availability (RA) and Route Blockage (RB) accordingly.
Turbulence data is needed in the Flight Deck (FD) and at Airline Operations Centers (AOCs) for use by dispatchers and ATC coordinators, for instance, for flight plan adjustments and safety warnings; this may occur even if the TASAR or TASAR-R system is not in use on the FD. Key potential customers include all the major commercial airlines, other smaller General Aviation (GA) and corporate flight departments; and service providers who market flight management services to corporate flight departments.