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1st ANNUAL WORKSHOP NAS-WIDE SIMULATION IN SUPPORT OF NEXTGEN: REQUIREMENTS AND CAPABILITIES

Center for Air Transportation Systems Research, George Mason University
December 10, 2008

Background
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.

Objectives of Workshop
The objective of this workshop is to identify potential "gaps" between the functional requirements for NAS-wide simulation of NextGen Con-ops and the capabilities in existing NAS-wide models.

Intended Participants
Users of NAS-wide models 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

Welcome and Objectives
08:30 Objectives and Workshop Lance Sherry
Needs Assessment
08:45 FAA ATO-P Joe Post
09:15 JPDO/SEAD Yuri Gawdiak
09:30 FAA Tech Center
FAA/EUROCONTROL Cooperative R and D Action Plan 9 [pdf]
Al Schwartz
10:00 NASA - Airspace Systems Karlin Toner
10:30 BREAK
State-of-the-Art and Near Term Plans
11:00 NASPAC Joe Post/Kimberly Noonan
11:30 System-wide Modeler Peter Kuzminski
12:00 LUNCH
13:00 ACES
ACES Capabilities V9b [doc]
Robert Windhorst/Kee Palopo
13:25 FACET Banavar Sridhar/Shon Grabbe
13:50 LMINet2 Shahab Hassan/Dou Long
14:15 BREAK
14:45 PNP George Hunter/Fred Wieland
15:10 NFM Matthew Berge
15:35 RAMS Plus, CHILL/SIM-C Ian Crook/Kenny Martin
16:00 CSE/CRRT Chip Hathaway/Terry Thompson
16:30 Wrap-up/Conclusions
17:00 END

Information:
Dr. Lance Sherry
E-mail: lsherry@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-1711