The findings from the past decade of wake turbulence research are helping ensure wake turbulence safety, reduce airport delays, shorten final approaches to airports, and reduce fuel burn and emissions.
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Tackling complex, large-scale infrastructure upgrades at air traffic facilities in support of NextGen.
The primary safety concern with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is the inability of remote operators to “see and avoid” other aircraft. Volpe has worked with the U.S. Air Force to develop and deploy a low-cost automated solution that is helping accelerate the safe integration of drones into the national airspace.
New technology enables air traffic controllers to see traffic with more precision than ever before.
The Volpe Center maintains a 155-acre Aviation Weather Research Facility (AWRF) located at Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC) in Falmouth, Massachusetts. This facility is uniquely capable of performing validation and verification of a wide variety of complex atmospheric and meteorological sensors that measure visibility, rainfall, wind, and cloud ceiling.