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), Route Blockage (RB), and flight level congestion monitoring accordingly in NASA decision support tools.
A commercial service can be customized for distributing data collected by our SBIR system for use by airline dispatchers and ATC coordinators, for instance, for flight planning and safety warnings. Key potential customers include all the commercial airlines, other smaller General Aviation (GA) and corporate flight departments, and service providers who market flight management services to corporate flight departments.