Air Traffic Management Technology Demonstration-1 Concept of Operations (ATD-1 ConOps), Version 2.0

This document updates the Concept of Operations (ConOps) for the Air Traffic Management (ATM) Technology Demonstration #1 (ATD-1). It describes the goals, benefits, technologies, and procedures for ATD-1 operations, and is an update to the original version (Version 1.0) published in 2012. ATD-1 is sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) System Analysis, Integration, and Evaluation (SAIE) Project, part of NASA’s NextGen Airspace System Program (ASP). The ATD-1 goal is to operationally demonstrate the capability of three integrated NASA research technologies, along with Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) In technology, to achieve Trajectory-Based Operations from cruise to the runway threshold while maintaining high throughput in busy terminal airspace. The technologies are: Traffic Management Advisor with Terminal Metering (TMA-TM) for precise time-based schedules to the runway and meter points within terminal airspace; Controller-Managed Spacing (CMS) decision support tools for terminal airspace controllers to better manage aircraft delay using speed control; and Flight-deck Interval Management (FIM) aircraft avionics and flight crew procedures to conduct airborne spacing operations. This document focuses on the arrival scenarios and procedures to be used during the ATD-1 operational evaluation of TMA-TM and CMS (planned for 2015-2016), and flight test of FIM avionics with TMA-TM and CMS (planned for 2016).


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 83p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01529331
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA/TM2013-218040, L-20241
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 2014 3:42PM