A team of experts developing and testing an early prototype automation system aimed at reducing congestion in our nation’s airports received the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) 2018 Aeronautics Associate Administrator Technology and Innovation Award, which recognizes work that has a profound positive impact on NASA’s aeronautics research mission.
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The U.S. DOT Volpe Center created the Freight and Fuel Transportation Optimization Tool (FTOT) on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Defense. See a simple example of how FTOT can inform decisions on optimal transportation flow patterns.
The U.S. is a leader in developing supersonic flight technology, and Volpe Center noise experts are helping build confidence in low-boom flight technologies through sonic boom measurement, modeling, and minimization.
The U.S. DOT’s Volpe Center helps the Federal Aviation Administration design, develop, and deploy the air traffic management system of the future. Check out this brochure to learn how he U.S. DOT’s Volpe Center applies its expertise in safety management, engineering, operations, human factors, and environmental and energy technologies, in partnership with FAA and other key stakeholders.
Aviation is a particular focus of Volpe’s work across modes, with recent work in Global Positioning System resilience, energy and the environment, navigation and surveillance, aviation safety and much more. Check out this brochure for these recent aviation-related reports highlighting a wide range of Volpe’s aviation expertise.
Find out in this new brochure how Volpe experts help the Federal Aviation Administration design, develop, and deploy the aviation system of the future.
What’s the best way for raw fuel material to get to a refinery? Road, rail, water, pipeline? What emissions are associated with moving raw material and fuel? Environmental biologist Kristin Lewis recently talked about how a Volpe-developed tool can help optimize fuel logistics strategies.
FAA Assistant Administrator for NextGen Edward Bolton discusses how programs of today will help modernize our nation’s controlled airspace for the future. Bolton spoke as part of Volpe's new speaker series Reimagining Transportation.
Modernizing our airspace with NextGen is preparing us to handle higher traffic, cutting down on environmental impacts and taking advantage of improved technologies and procedures. NextGen Assistant Administrator Edward L. Bolton Jr. spoke at Volpe about related challenges and opportunities, including cybersecurity, commercial space, and unmanned aircraft.
The Journal of Air Traffic Control's Winter 2014 Issue, "A New Approach to Monitoring and Alerting Congestion in Airspace Sectors."