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Air Traffic Management Systems

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U.S. DOT Volpe Center helps air traffic controllers across the country with navigation information and aviation data. (Gorodenkoff/Adobe).

About Us

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s Air Traffic Management Systems Division applies its expertise in information technology and operations research to enhance the capacity, safety, and security of the national airspace system.

We develop innovative concepts to address existing and anticipated traffic flow issues and design decision-support tools to assess those concepts.

Our team develops and maintains technologies to help FAA, NASA, and others enhance the opera¬tional capabilities of existing air traffic management systems and procedures.

Our Capabilities

Applied Data Science

  • Conduct research to inform development of flight information and aviation weather data distribution services
  • Explore and evaluate concepts for air traffic management

Systems and Infrastructure Modernization and Optimization

  • Conduct modeling, simulation, and evaluation of future air traffic management systems and operations
  • Provide air traffic management proof-of-concept and prototype development
  • Safely integrate new entrants, such as drones and commercial space aircraft, into the national airspace

Meet Our Team

View selected staff biographies.

Jason Glaneuski

Chief

Jason Glaneuski

Last updated: Thursday, March 10, 2022