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Center for Air Transportation Systems Research, George Mason University
January 27-28, 2010

NAS-wide Simulations will play a major role in the development of NextGen Concepts-of-Operations and the authorization of NextGen development and implementation funding.

Workshop History
The first workshop identified "gaps" between the functional requirements required to simulate NextGen Concepts-of-Operations and the capabilities of the NAS-wide Simulations.

Objectives of Workshop
The objective of the 2nd workshop is to build a user/developer community to collaborate and coordinate to close the requirements/capabilities gap.

Intended Participants
Users and Developers of NAS-wide models.

Definition of NAS-wide Models
NAS-wide Simulations model the performance of the NAS at the granularity of individual flights over the course of one day. The NAS-wide simulations include the sequencing of individual flights through runways and airspace. These simulations may include gates and taxiways. Inputs to the NAS-wide model include: (i) Flight Schedule for Day (itinerary, fleet assignment, seat size, engine-types), (ii) routes and Crz FLs (optional), (iii) Airport Arrival/Departure Capacity, Sector capacity, Flow Management (may include delays, sequencing, and re-routing for weather) Outputs of the NAS-wide model include: Delays per Flight (Delays per flight segment), Actual Airport Arrival/Departure and Airspace Utilization, ATCo workload, complexity, Fuel Burn, Noise, Emissions.

Agenda (Jan 27-28, 2010)

Objectives of Workshop
Lance Sherry (Director, CATSR) Welcome, Introduction, and Objectives
Perspectives and Future Directions
Joe Post (FAA ATO-P) NextGen Benefits Requirements
Yuri Gawdiak (JPDO-Interagency Portfolio & Systems Analysis Division) NextGen NAS-wide Simulation of Benefits: A JPDO Perspective
Jeff Schroeder (Representing NASA)09:30 Perspectives on ATM Management Research
Simulation Architecture
George Hunter, Diego Escala (Sensis) Innovations in NAS-wide Simulation Architecture: Probabilistic NAS Platform
Kenny Martin (ISA Software) Advances in Chill/Sim-C
Raghu Reddy (Metron Aviation) Advances in NASPAC Architecture
Advances in Future Scenario Generation
John Gulding (FAA ATO-P) ATO Future Schedule Generation
Glenn Foster (Mitre-CAASD) Demand Generation for System-wide Simulation
Modeling NextGen Functions and Enabling Technologies
Kimberly Noonan (FAA ATO-P) NextGen Modeling in NASPAC
Dan Murphy (FAA ATO-P) NAS-wide Models and Delay Projection (using NASPAC)
Lakshmi Vempati (CSSI Inc.) Advances in NASPAC
Michal Pechoucek, David Sislak (Czech Technical University, Agent Technology Center) and Al Schwartz (FAA Tech Center) Deployment of AGENTFTLY for Large Scale Civilian Traffic Planning
Banavar Sridhar (NASA-ARC) Modeling NextGen Functions in FACET
Peter Kuzminski (Mitre-CAASD) Modeling NextGen Functions and Enabling Technologies in System-wide Modeler
Bruno Miller (Northwest Airlines/Delta, now with Metron Aviation) Trends in Fuel Management for Simulation of NextGen Operations
Shahab Hassan (LMI), Mike Graham (Metron Aviation) Modeling and Assessing Airport Constraints in the NextGen Future (using LMINet)
Gano Chatterji (NASA-ARC) Airspace Concept Evaluation System (ACES) - State of Development
Fred Wieland (IAI) Advanced NextGen Algorithms in ACES
Jeremy Smith (NASA-LaRC) ACES Modifications to Support NextGen Studies at LaRC
Ken Wright (Sensis Corporation) Modeling and Simulation Challenges and the New Vehicle NRA
Kurt Neitzke (NASA-LaRC) TMX Enhancements to Support NAS-wide NextGen Studies
Environmental Capabilities
Mike Graham, Terry Thompson (Metron Aviation) Integration of Environmental Analysis Tools with NAS-wide Simulation
Hamsa Balakrishnan (PARTNER COE/MIT) Assessment of Fuel Burn and Emissions Impacts of Surface Traffic Optimization Concepts
Advances in Monetization of Benefits
David Ballard (GRA Inc.) Advances in Monetization of Benefits
Michael Wells (FAA ATO-P) Valuation of NextGen Capacity Benefits: A Consumer Surplus Approach

Dr. Lance Sherry
E-mail: lsherry AT gmu DOT edu
Phone: 703-993-1711