The goal of NASA's Airspace Systems Program is to increase the capacity and efficiency of air traffic operations while reducing the total cost. Current air traffic operations include about 50,000 operations per day. However, most of the public does not have a clear understanding of the problems, bottlenecks, and inefficiencies of the current system. Making the public aware of the problems, giving them a better understanding of the shortcomings of the current system, could help advance the case being pushed by the Airspace Systems Program.
Who would use the products of this challenge? High school and college students; new companies; business schools; NASA
Summary: a gaming and technology crowd-sourced development platform to evolve the best ideas for future air traffic management. Key functions related to air traffic management include, but not limited to, flight planning, scheduling, airport surface movement, rerouting airborne aircraft based on weather and winds, and efficient arrival/departure planning from gate to gate. The gaming and technology development platform will allow the public to participate as a controller, pilot, dispatcher, or flow manager. The platform will simulate at least 5 airports and connecting flights within the United States, and show gate-to-gate operations. The platform will also allow the users to change the roles and responsibilities of the controller, pilots, and dispatchers with appropriate decision support capabilities. For example, the conflict detection and resolution task can be performed either by the controller or pilots. We recognize that, in the 48 hours of the Space Apps Challenge, the entire air traffic management system simulation is not possible. However, the goal of this effort will be to build a scalable, open source, development and gaming framework where others can add airports, routes, airspace details, and aircraft characteristics.
- As the goal of this activity is to create an open source environment, the data build for this simulation will come from publically available information on the Web related to flight schedules, actual weather and forecast, and airport locations and configuration. These sources include the Bureau of Transportation Statistics here.
- Develop a web-based framework where air traffic management system elements such as airports, airspace, routes, aircraft characteristics, and functions supported by controllers, pilots, and dispatchers can be simulated in an integrated manner. Metrics such as distance, time, delays, fuel consumption, and total costs should be produced for flights.
- Develop a web-based initial simulation capability that contains at least 3 airports and 30 aircraft, three airlines, pilot, dispatcher, and controller functions. The capability will also provide visual depiction of the traffic and other important characteristics.
- Develop an on-line tutorial on how others can add more details such as additional aircraft, airports, routes, airline operations, controllers, dispatchers, and pilots.
Online source for flight schedules, flight status, timetables, SSIM data, Airline and Airport Route analysis, IATA Airline Codes, IATA Airport/City Codes and Travel Planning.
Future Air Traffic Management Concepts Evaluation Toolhttp://www.nasa.gov/topics/aeronautics/features/big_picture_facet.html
Future Air traffic management Concepts Evaluation Tool (FACET): a visualization tool developed by NASA and used by the aviation community to simulate air traffic patterns; it's one of the first tools NASA had that enabled people to see and comprehend the complexity of air traffic flow.
A distributed gaming and development platform that helps NASA to classify lunar features.
Systematic Delay Propagationhttp://www.technologyreview.com/view/509746/how-delays-propagate-across-the-us-airport-network/
Systematic Delay Propagation in the US airport network - Example using Bureau of Transportation Statistics data
This NASA app challenges players to use rate, time and distance calculations to be sure multiple aircraft arrive safely and on time.
Sample Flight Planshttp://data.nasa.gov/sample_dataset_no-delays-atm-challenge.pdf
A collection of sample flight plans prepared by NASA Ames.
The following projects are solving this challenge:
Air Traffic Control Brisbane
Our aim is to raise awareness of air traffic management to the general public through our Air Traffic Control Simulation Application (ATC Sim) Visit Project
Increase the capacity and efficiency of air traffic operations while reducing the total cost. Visit Project
No delays York
York team working on the no delays Air Traffic Management Visit Project
"No Delays" Air Traffic Management
An attempt to create an html/js based game/app where players assume the role of an air traffic controller. Airport, flight, planes and other type of data will be XML based for this project. Visit Project
Crowdsourced and open framework for collecting, browsing and displaying air traffic related data. Allows users to input reusable locations, routes, airports, aircrafts information such as geolocation coordinates, images, videos, capacity, open tags and for others to comment on each of them. While... Visit Project
Bolivian Air Traffic
This project visualize the current Bolivian Air Traffic Visit Project
Traveling by plane is essentially travel farther and faster with a cost according to the needs of our trip. Domestic flights represent a high percentage of aerial passengers. Our goal is to simulate the flow of domestic passengers and also help to improve these so that they can identify areas ... Visit Project
Web-based platform for real-time flight data monitoring. Visit Project
This project will allow users to create a Virtual Airspace, populate it with aircraft and other objects, add weather conditions, and run a simulation. Visit Project
This project provides a solution to air traffic management. Visit Project
AirTraffic main purpose is to optimize air traffic between several flights by using structure programing through graphs algorithms Visit Project
Air Traffic Ninja Simulator
Our project aims to provide the public with a better understanding of the complex processes that take place in the airspace. We are trying to illustrate the different aspects of the daily routines of air traffic. We are modelling all the participants in the air traffic in a way that is easily-und... Visit Project
We will design and develop an Android tablet game that let's the user play the role of the Ground controller or Tower controller and let them make decisions so everything runs smooth. Visit Project
A Rails based web app. Visit Project
Sky Radar: Realtime Flight-Plane Monitoring Tracking
Sky Radar is an application & total solution for flight monitoring and tracking. The target user for this apps is Airport Traffic Control (ATC) officers, i hope every ATC officers in the world will use Sky Radar. # Features: - Search Airport - Search Flight - Search Airline Fleet ... Visit Project
App Air Chanllenged
The project want to take the user through an experience of air traffic system management and the typical situations in this area. There are three main characters: the pilot, the controller and the dispatcher from which the user will be able to take responsible decisitions having a variety of para... Visit Project