Volpe Center Highlights
Supporting the National Airspace Program (USAF)
The U.S. Air Force (USAF) Electronic Systems Center National Airspace System (NAS) Program Office has the responsibility for the Department of Defense (DoD) in the implementation of NAS. The Volpe Center is providing Engineering, Integration, and Installation (EI&I) support to this implementation effort, specifically to four major DoD acquisitions: the DoD Advanced Automation System; the Voice Communications Switching System; the Digital Voice Recording System; and the Digital Airport Surveillance Radar. The work involves site surveys and site preparation at up to 60 USAF bases worldwide, and includes supporting the preparation for the installation and cutover of the these systems as well as the possible modifications required to the facility infrastructure, such as power, heating/ventilation/air conditioning, floor space, and cable management.
Volpe's EI&I support to the USAF's National Airspace Program is expanding.
Recently, the NAS program office asked the Center to take on a larger EI&I role for the DoD Advanced Automation System. In addition, Mr. Mike Egan and Mr. Phil King of the Airport Surface Division have been designated by the NAS program office as project leads, or Single Points of Contact (SPOC).
Mr. Steve Bessette, Mr. Michael Egan, and Mr. Philip King, Airport Surface Division, traveled to Eglin Air Force Base, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the week of October 1, 2001, to attend an informational meeting for the SPOC duties to be undertaken for the NAS Program. These duties will include representing the Electronic Systems Center at Air Force bases worldwide for the implementation and integration of the NAS systems.