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National Airspace System
A team from U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Volpe Center, U.S. Air Force, Raytheon, and MITRE Corporation developed and deployed an automated solution that enables remote operators to detect-and-avoid other aircraft.
Learn the capabilities the U.S. DOT Volpe Center brings to UAS integration in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department of Defense, NASA, and others.
Gregory Woo Receives Stanley N. Roscoe Aviation Human Factors Award for Paper on Visual Detection of Small Drones
Gregory Woo, PhD, received the 2018 Stanley N. Roscoe Award from the Aerospace Human Factors Association (AsHFA) on May 7, 2018. Woo is chief of the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s Aviation Systems Engineering Division. AsHFA presents the Stanley N. Roscoe Award for the best doctoral dissertation...
By 2021, there could be 4 million remotely piloted aircraft—commonly referred to as drones—in the hands of hobbyists and commercial users, according to projections from the Federal Aviation Administration. Safely and efficiently integrating the coming influx of drones into our nation’s...
In his award-winning paper, U.S. DOT Volpe Center engineer Seamus McGovern applied traditional flight testing techniques and principles for aircraft designs to fixed-wing and rotary-style drone designs.
NASA Director of Airspace Operations and Safety John Cavolowsky discusses coming changes in aeronautics, unmanned aerial systems, and how to find inspiration beyond aviation.
"What Are the Challenges and Payoffs for UAS to Operate in the National Airspace?” by David Barstow. Printed in the Spring 2014 issue of Air Traffic Control. Posted with permission from the Air Traffic Control Association; first published in The Journal of Air Traffic Control.
Volpe leverages its asset management expertise to help the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) facility infrastructure team review maintenance needs and upgrades for unstaffed facilities, making it easier for FAA to plan and prioritize projects.
SWIM is the enabling component of the Next Generation Air Transportation System, commonly known as NextGen, that gets the right information to the right systems at the right time.