2008 Agenda

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May 5-7, 2008
Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center
Bethesda, Maryland

  • Conference General Chair: Brent Phillips, FAA
  • Technical Program Chair: Denise Ponchak, NASA
2008 Agenda and Presentations
Presentation Speaker
Monday, May 5, 2008
Keynote Speaker
Information Takes Flight Fred Pease, Executive Director, Department of Defense Policy Board on Federal Aviation
Plenary SessionThe Future of Airspace
Session Chair: Robert Pearce, Deputy Director, Joint Planning and Development Office
NextGen – Where We Are Robert Pearce, Deputy Director, Joint Planning and Development Office
SESAR – Update Colin Meckiff, Eurocontrol – Federal Aviation Administration Coordinator, Eurocontrol
Future of Airspace Guy St. Sauveur, Department of Defense Policy Board on Federal Aviation
NextGen Gap Analysis Jay Merkle, Chief Architect, Joint Planning and Development Office
NextGen – The Case for Investment Across Stakeholders Kris Burnham, Division Director of Portfolio Management, Joint Planning and Development Office
NextGen – The Next Steps Robert Pearce, Deputy Director, Joint Planning and Development Office
Session AIntegrated CNS Systems and ArchitecturesResearch, Technology, Demonstrations and Evaluations
Session Chair: Gene Hayman, The Boeing Company
Idealized Truth Data for System Modeling and Testing Jeffrey Giovino, The MITRE Corporation
Lessons Learned: NEO Command Post Exercise Paul Comitz, The Boeing Company; John Mazurkiewicz, Computer Sciences Corporation; Avinash Pinto and David Sweet, The Boeing Company
Integrated Airport – A NextGen Test Bed Michael Burkle and Thomas Montgomery, Lockheed Martin Transportation and Security Solutions
NextGen CNS Test Bed Status and Plans – A National Asset is Open for Business Dana Hall, Sensis Corporation
System Dynamics Application in Air Traffic Management Mike Ulrey and Arek Shakarian, Boeing Advanced Air Traffic Management
ADS-B Service Delivery Point (SDP) Emulation and Simulation Russ Gorman, Sunhillo Corporation (presented by Ron Fulton)
EMOCS Emergency Management & Operational Control System Study Harold Brackett, Harris Corporation
Overview of Net-Enabled Operations (NEO) Spiral 1 Activities Robert Avjian and John Zuna, Lockheed Martin Transportation and Security Solutions
Dinner Speaker
Amtrak in the Intermodal Age Donna McLean, Chairman of the Board of Amtrak and former CFO of DOT and FAA. “
Monday, May 5, 2008
Session BSurveillance Systems
Session Chair: Mark Ballin, NASA Langley Research Center
Prototype ADS-B System in the Midwest: Description and Lessons Learned Timothy Hall and Allen Mackey, John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center; Bobby Nichols and John Marksteiner, Federal Aviation Administration
Using Multi-Sensor Fusion Tracking to Integrate Varied Air Traffic Control Surveillance Systems John Byrns and Mark Supko, Telephonics Electronic Systems Division
Advanced Ground Surveillance for Remote Tower Dieter Eier, Frequentis USA, Inc.; Hartmut Huber and Wolfgang Kampichler, Frequentis AG
Terminal Multifunction Phased Array Radar Mark Weber, Steven Campbell, John Cho and Jeff Herd, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Virtual Radar – Emulating Long Range ARSRs with ADS-B Dave Whitman, Sunhillo Corporation
Multilateration at Italian Airports Massimiliano DeAngelis, Selex-Sistemi Integrati
Quality of I/P Radar Data to En Route ARTCC’s Bob Lincoln, Sunhillo Corporation
ACES Surveillance Modeling – Design Implementation and Capabilities Greg Kubat, Analex Corporation; Steve Bretmersky, Cleveland State University; Thanh Nguyen, Analex Corporation and Rafael Apaza, Federal Aviation Administration
Session CSWIM and Net Centric Air Transportation
Session Chair: James Dieudonne, The MITRE Corporation
Identity Federation for SOAs Kelly Traw, Sherry Yang and Paul Comitz, Boeing Air Traffic Management
The Use of Mobile Object Technology in a Net-Centric System Michael McGrady, Topia Technology
SWIM Segment 2 Definition Michael Hritz, Federal Aviation Administration
Network Enabled Operations Spiral One Improved Operational Efficiency Using Collaborative Tools Mary Ellen Miller and Robert Stamm, Raytheon Company
Implementing Geospatially Enabled Aviation Web Services Samet Ayhan, Paul Comitz and Ron LaMarche, The Boeing Company
SOA Best Practices for the FAA SWIM Industry Recommendations Michael Yeganeh, Oracle Corporation
SWIM-SUIT: Laying the Technological Foundation for SWIM Massimiliano De Angeli, Selex-Sistemi Integrati
Monday, May 5, 2008
Session DNavigation Systems
Session Chair: Brent Phillips, Federal Aviation Administration
FAA Civil Aviation Satellite Navigation Update WAAS/LAAS Leo Eldredge, Federal Aviation Administration
Tightly Coupled GPS/IRS Navigation for ADS-B Mark Manfred and Tom Ryno, Honeywell International
ATC Interfacing GNSS: A European Perspective Massimiliano DeAngelis, Selex-Sistemi Integrati
Navigation Services and the U.S. National Airspace System Leo Eldredge, Federal Aviation Administration
Aircraft Navigation and Spacecraft Coordination via Wireless Local Positioning Systems Seyed (Reza) Zekavat, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Michigan Tech University and Hui Tong, Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell
Analysis of Observed Aircraft-to-Aircraft Separations Stephen Szurgyi, Sanjiv Shresta, Dejan Neskovic, James DeArmon and Scott Williams, The MITRE Corporation
Improving Low Visibility Operations Brennan Haltli, Coby Johnson, Craig Johnson, Sean McCourt, Julian Sanchez and Sean Stapleton, The MITRE Corporation
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Plenary SessionUser Challenges
Session Chair: Michael Lewis, ATM Business Development, The Boeing Company
FAA, R, E&D Program Research Challenges Barry Scott, Director, Research and Technology Development Office, Operations Planning, FAA Air Traffic Operations
User Challenges – Tailored Arrivals Experience Rob Mead, Advanced Air Traffic Management, The Boeing Company
Innovation in Aviation: Very Light Jets and NextGen Bruce Holmes, DayJet Corporation
Some Safety Considerations in NextGen Amy Pritchett, Director, NASA Aviation Safety Program
How to Increase Capacity in New York Paul McGraw, Air Transport Association
DoD – A User’s Perspective Guy St. Sauveur, Department of Defense Policy Board on Federal Aviation
Why NowGen, A Users’ Perspective (No Presentation Available) Michael Harrison, Aviation Management Associates, Inc.
Session ECNS Safety and Secure Systems
Session Chair: Dana Hall, Sensis Corporation
The Role of No Radio (NORDO) Events in Airspace Security Paul Ostwald, The MITRE Corporation
An Airborne Communications Roadmap for the U.S. Federal Air Marshal Service: Overview and Status James Griner, NASA Glenn Research Center
Shared Situational Awareness to Meet Future Airspace Security Mission Needs Catherine Bolczak and Chih-Chia Vanessa Fong, The MITRE Corporation
ADS-B Conformance Monitoring – An Introductory Approach for Early Benefits Michael Harrison, Aviation Management Associates, Inc.
Enhancing the Distribution of Radar Surveillance Data Steve Bliesner, Avaliant LLC; Paul Comitz, The Boeing Company; and David Sweet, YourEncore
Applying the Final Approach Runway Occupancy Signal (FAROS) Concept to the High-Density Airport Environment Jaime Figueroa, Kelvin Kercado, Federal Aviation Administration and Noel Schmidt, Architecture Technology Corporation
GMPLS Network Security: Gap Analysis Vikram Ramakrishnan, Chris Wargo and Ravi Kumar, Computer Networks & Software, Inc.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Session FCommunications Systems and Networks
Session Chair: David Matolak, Ohio University
Moving Airplane Operational and Maintenance Data Timothy Mitchell, The Boeing Company
Functional Building Blocks for an Integrated Aeronautical IP-Network Frank Schreckenbach, German Aerospace Center; K. Leconte, C. Baudoin, Thales Alenia Space; C. Kissling, C. Bauer and S. Ayaz, German Aerospace Center
Future Communication Study – Action Plan 17 Final Conclusions and Recommendations Report Nikos Fistas, Eurocontrol; Brent Philips, Federal Aviation Administration and James Budinger, NASA Glenn Research Center
B-AMC – Broadband Aeronautical Multi-Carrier Communications Michael Schnell, S. Brandes, S. Gligorevic, German Aerospace Center; C.-H. Rokitansky, M. Ehammer, Th. Gräupl, University of Salzburg; C. Rihacek and M. Sajatovic, Frequentis AG
Future Communication Study Technology Investigation Conclusions and Recommendations Tricia Gilbert, Jenny Jin, Jason Berger, Stephen Henriksen, ITT Corporation and James Budinger, NASA Glenn Research Center
Self-Healing Adaptive Network Technologies for IVHM Joseph Ishac, NASA Glenn Research Center
Onboard IVHM Communications Requirements for Commercial Transport Aircraft James Griner, NASA Glenn Research Center
Session GPerformance-Based CNS/ATM
Session Chair: Gary Church, Aviation Management Associates, Inc.
Stream Management for Successful Merging and Spacing Using ADS-B Leslie Crane and Ganghuai Wang, The MITRE Corporation
Dynamic FPAs: A New Method for Dynamic Airspace Configuration Alexander Klein, Air Traffic Analysis; Mark Rodgers and Hong Kaing, CSSI, Inc.
Encounter Modeling for Sense and Avoid Development Mykel Kochenderfer, Leo Espindle, Daniel Griffith and James Kuchar, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Impact of Ground Delay Program (GDP) Rationing Rules on Passenger and Airline Equity Bengi Manley and Lance Sherry, George Mason University
A Concept for Pairing Departures from Parallel Runways for Wake Avoidance Clark Lunsford, The MITRE Corporation
Tower Information Display System (TIDS): The System Architecture Sharon Woods, Computer Sciences Corporation; Mike Francis, EG&G and Jonathan Lee, U.S. Department of Transportation, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
Tower Information Display System (TIDS): Human-in-the-Loop Simulation and Evaluation Daniel Hannon, Jonathan Lee, Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Donohoe, U.S. Department of Transportation, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
Evaluation of Aircraft Separations Observed in Radar Data of Terminal Operations Edward Walsh and Ralf Mayer, The MITRE Corporation
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Session H4-D Trajectory Operations and Automation
Session Co-Chairs: Suzanne Porter and Elly Smith, The MITRE Corporation
A Mid-Term Terminal Concept of Operations: Evaluation and Evolution Analysis Craig Johnson and Elida Smith, The MITRE Corporation
Local Data Exchange for Airport Surface Trajectory-Based Operations Chris Brinton and Stephen Atkins, Mosaic ATM
A 4D Trajectory Negotiation Protocol for Arrival and Approach Sequencing José Miguel Canino Rodríguez, Luis Gómez Déniz, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; Jesús García Herrero, Universidad Carlos III; Juan Besada Portas and José Ramón Casar Corredera, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Automated Tool for Task Analysis of NextGen Automation – Accelerating Airline Deployment of Nextgen With Task Analysis Tools Lance Sherry and Maricel Medina, George Mason University; Michael Feary, NASA Ames Research Center; John Otiker South West Airlines and Karl Fennel United Airlines
A Statistical Wake Vortex Safety Threshold and Effect of Reducing Separation Variance on Runway Landing Capacity Babak Jeddi, John Shortle and George Donohue, George Mason University
Decision Support Tool for Predicting Aircraft Arrival Rates from Forecast Weather Data David Smith and Lance Sherry, George Mason University
Improved Airspace Efficiency Using Integrated Airport Management Tools Rich Challen and Frank Köhne, Barco, Inc.
Aircraft Working Group NextGen Avionics Evolution Jeff Duven, Dave Nakamura, Frank Alexander and Steve Van Trees, JPDO Aircraft Working Group
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Plenary SessionGetting Connected
Session Chair: David Rhodes, Director, Advanced Air Traffic Management Solutions, Computer Sciences Corporation
Combining CNS Capabilities: A Key Step Toward NextGen David Hamrick, Director for Safety and Performance-Based Services, The MITRE Corporation
Balancing Air Traffic Modernization and Aircraft Capabilities to Optimize Operations Ronald Stroup, Chief Systems Engineer for Airborne and Ground System Integration, Federal Aviation Administration
Iridium Satellite Aviation – We are everywhere you want to fly John Campbell, Executive V.P. for Government Programs, Iridium LLC
Data Communications – Status Update Sandra Anderson, Data Communications Program Manager, Federal Aviation Administration
SWIM – FAA Plans Ahmad Usmani, SWIM Program Manager, Federal Aviation Administration
SWIM – Industry Potential Diane DeSua, Director, Air Traffic Management Strategy, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Tying it Together – The Enterprise Architecture James Williams, Director, Systems Engineering and Safety, Federal Aviation Administration
Session IAviation Weather
Session Chair: Massimiliano DeAngelis, Selex-Sistemi Integrati
Consolidated Storm Prediction for Aviation Marilyn Wolfson and William Dupree, MIT Lincoln Laboratory; Roy Rasmussen and Matthias Steiner,National Center for Atmospheric Research; Stanley Benjamin and Steven Weygandt, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory
Distributing Net-Enabled Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Weather Data Mark Simons, The MITRE Corporation
Forecasting Convective Weather Impacts on Aviation System Capacity James Evans, Richard DeLaura, Brian Martin and Michael Robinson, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Airspace Capacity Estimation Using WITI Alexander Klein, Air Traffic Analysis, Inc.; Lara Cook and Bryan Wood, Mosaic ATM and David Simenauer, AvMet Applications International
Sensitivity of the National Airspace System Performance to Weather Forecast Accuracy George Hunter, Fred Wieland and Kris Ramamoorthy, Sensis Corporation
Weather Data Processing: Display of Aviation Weather Carl Dunn, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Session JAviation Spectrum
Session Chair: Frank Box, The MITRE Corporation
Outcome of the 2007 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-07) Michael Biggs, Federal Aviation Administration
Spectrum Demand for Air/Ground Air Traffic Management Communications Robert Morgenstern, The MITRE Corporation
RF Propagation in Enclosed Metallic Structures Carl Mueller, Qinetiq North America; Thomas Wallett and James Griner, NASA Glenn Research Center
Potential RF Interference to Control Links of Small Unmanned Aircraft Frank Box, Leo Globus, Yan-Shek Hoh, Richard Snow, The MITRE Corporation and Jim Chadwick, Spectrum Analysis and Frequency Engineering, Inc.
Aircraft Intra-Vehicular Channel Characterization in the 5 GHz Band David Matolak and Arvind Chandrasekaran, Ohio University
Future Trends for IP Over FAA Telecommunication Infrastructure Omar Atia, The MITRE Corporation
Session KAirport Surface Communications
Session Chair: Chris Daskalakis, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
Performance Evaluation of OFDMA and Multicarrier CDMA Systems on Airport Surface Area Channels Jingtao Zhang and David Matolak, Ohio University
Next Gen Airport Surface Wireless Network: Research Plan & Test Bed Performance Steve DeHart, Sensis Corporation and James Budinger, NASA Glenn Research Center
Evaluation of Downlink IEEE802.16e Communication at Airports Jan Erik Håkegård and Tor Andre Myrvoll, SINTEF ICT
Objective and Automatic Estimation of Excess Taxi-Times Benjamin Levy and Jeffrey Legge, Sensis Corporation
Broadband Wireless Networks for Airport Surface Communications Izabela Gheorghisor and Ka Ho Leung, The MITRE Corporation
Flight Deck Based Indications and Alerting To Increase Runway Safety James Nickum and Peter Moertl, The MITRE Corporation
VDL2 on the Airport Surface – A Simulation Study Steven Bretmersky, Cleveland State University and Rafael Apaza, Federal Aviation Administration
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Session LAvionics Integration and Aircraft Systems
Session Chair: Thomas Mulkerin, Mulkerin Associates, Inc.
Start with Standards Michael Russo, Aeronautical Radio, Inc.
Standardization and Regulation for Communications, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Avionics William Hershey, The MITRE Corporation
Robust Large-Scale Distributed Wireless Communication for Aircraft Integrated Vehicle Health Management James Griner, NASA Glenn Research Center
Broadband Data Communications using Energy-Efficient White LEDs on Aircraft Power-lines Mohsen Kavehrad, Z. Hajjarian and A. Enteshari, The Pennsylvania State University