2001 Agenda

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Workshop on Integrated CNS Technologies for Advanced Future Air Transportation Systems (ICNS Conference & Workshop 2001)

Hosted by the Space Communications Program at NASA Glenn Research Center
May 1st – May 3rd, 2001
Wyndham Hotel
Cleveland, Ohio

  • Conference General Chair: Bob Kerczewski, NASA
  • Technical Program Chair: Denise Ponchak, NASA

Proceedings CD-ROMs were mailed to all registered attendees. Conference proceedings for others are available at the ICNS Conference area of the IEEE Xplore website.

2001 Agenda and Presentations
Monday, April 30, 2001
4:30-6:30Pre-registration, Wyndham Hotel
6:30-8:30Opening Reception, Great Lakes Science Center.
Tuesday, May 1, 2001
7:00Registration and Contintental Breakfast
8:00Welcoming Remarks: Donald J. Campbell, Director, NASA Glenn Research Center
8:05Introduction: Robert J. Kerczewski, NASA Glenn Workshop Chairperson
8:15Keynote Address: Samuel Venneri, NASA Administrator for Aerospace Technology
8:45Session A – Visions of the Future of Air Transportation, Palace Ballroom West, Chair: Denise Ponchak, NASA Glenn Research Center

  • “COMModitizing the Airspace” – Dave Witchey, United Airlines
  • “Vision of the Future Air Transportation” – Mike Harrison, Federal Aviation Administration, ASD-100
  • “Air Transportation System – Beyond Tomorrow” – Frank Aguilera, NASA Ames Research Center
  • “Aviation Safety Program” – Doug Rohn, NASA Glenn Research Center
  • “The Small Aircraft Transportation System Program: A Potential Solution to Future Transportation Needs” – Dave Hahne, NASA Langley Research Center (presented by Mike Zernic, NASA Glenn Research Center)
10:30Session B – Current, Near, and Mid-Term R&D and Demonstration Programs, Palace Ballroom West, Chairs: Roy Oishi, ARINC and David L. Olsen, Federal Aviation Administration, ASD-140

  • “Smart Landing Facility” – Steve Bussolari, Lincoln Labs
  • “Safe Flight 21 and Airport Surface Technology Program Overview” – Ken Leonard, Federal Aviation Administration, AND-500
  • “UAT Technical Aspects and MOPS Status” – Jim Dieudonne, MITRE/CAASD
  • “FAA Loran-C Initiatives” – Jim Nagle, Booz-Allen & Hamilton
  • “CPDLC and C-CAST” – Jim Rankin, Ohio University Avionics Engineering Center
1:30Session C – Domestic Industry and International Communications/Datalink R&D and Demonstration Programs, Palace Ballroom West, Chairs: Mike Murphy, ATNSI and Robert Kerczewski, NASA Glenn Research Center

  • “Flight Information Service Data Link Through FAA-Industry Agreements” – Ernie Dash, Raytheon
  • “The Aeronautical Telecommunication Network, a Cooperative Venture” – Mike Murphy, ATNSI
  • “Avionics R&D for CNS/ATM Environment in China” – Shimin Gu, Chinese Aero Radio Electronics Research Institute
  • “MTSAT: Multi-Functional Tranport Satellite for CNS/ATM in the Asia Pacific” -Ken Faller, Space Systems Loral (unable to attend)
3:50Session D – Near and Mid Term Issues and Needs, Palace Ballroom West, Chairs: Michael Zernic, NASA Glenn Research Center and James Branstetter, Federal Aviation Administration, AAR-210

  • “Airline Perspective” – Abe Jaafar, Delta Airlines
  • “FAA Spectrum Management” – Brandy Ingargiola, Federal Aviation Administration
  • “Expanding Hopkins to Meet Air Traffic Needs” – Mark Vanloh, Cleveland Hopkins Airport
    • Text of Mark Vanloh’s speech
  • “CNS Data Link – Avionics Manufacturer Perspective” – Steve Koczo, Rockwell Collins
  • “GA Perspective” – Noel Schmidt, Architecture Technology Corporation
6:30Dinner at the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum at the Western Reserve Historical Society. Bus transportation from the Wyndham Hotel to the Museum provided.

  • Evening Keynote Address Bruce Holmes, NASA Langley Research Center
Wednesday, May 2, 2001
7:00Contintental Breakfast
8:00Second Day Introduction
8:15Session E – Research and Technology Development for Far-Term Datalink Systems, Palace Ballroom West, Chairs: Gus Martzaklis, NASA Glenn Research Center and Paul Mallasch, Scitor Enterprises, Inc.

  • “CNS Technical Architecture – Modernization Status and Future Plans” – Michael Harrison, Federal Aviation Administration, ASD-100
  • “Communications System Architecture Technical Analyses for Air Traffic Management and Weather Information Dissemination for 2007 and 2015” – Doug Blythe, Aeronautical Radio, Inc.
  • “NASA Datalink Communications Research and Technology Development for Aeronautics” – Gus Martzaklis, NASA Glenn Research Center
  • “Use of Next-Generation Satellite Systems for Aeronautical Communications: Research Issues” – Toni Trani, Virginia Tech
  • “Data Link Communication Decision Choices – Meeting Commercial Air Traveler Stakeholders’ Expected Value” – Paul Mallasch, Scitor Enterprises, Inc.
  • “The DoD Advanced Wideband System: Analysis of Alternatives for Wideband Military Satellite Communications in the 2008+ Timeframe” – Roy Axford, Space & Naval Warfare Systems Center
10:15Session F – Perspectives on Far-Term Research Needs, Palace Ballroom West, Chairs: Chris Wargo, CNS, Inc. and Michael Ball, University of Maryland

  • “2020 Aeronautical Communications Architecture Issues” – Chris Wargo, Computer Networks & Software, Inc.
  • “Next Generation Collaborative Traffic Flow Management Systems” – Mike Ball, University of Maryland
  • “An Airframer’s Perspective on the Far Term” – Jean-Paul Moreaux, EADS Airbus
  • “Future of the National Airspace System” – Neal Planzer, United State Air Force, DoD (No paper given.)
  • “GA Perspectives: Present and Future” – Richard Weiss, Atlantic Southeast Airlines
  • “Beyond 2010, A NAS Evolution” – Mike Harrison, Federal Aviation Administration (No paper given.)
1:30Breakout Sessions

  1. Near and Mid Term CNS Technology R&D Needs, Palace Ballroom West: Define critical near and mid term (next 10 years) CNS technology R&D needs.
  2. Far Term CNS Technology R&D Needs, Allen Room: Define critical far term (beyond 10 years) CNS technology R&D needs.
  3. Assessment of Current CNS Technology R&D Programs), State Room: Assess current R&D efforts in terms of what needs are being met and what needs are not being met.
  4. 2020 Operational Concepts, Roxy Room: Define operational concepts (which result in CNS R&D requirements) that can be considered to have a reasonable degree of industry consensus.
  5. Organizing the R&D Community and Advocacy, Hanna Room: Examine the level and type of organization of the CNS R&D community that is needed: does the organizational structure already exist or does it need to be created? How can such an organization effectively function in coordinating R&D activities and advocacy efforts?
5:00Breakout Session Reports
7:15Dinner Meeting for Executive Team
Thursday, May 3, 2001
8:30Meeting of Executive Team
8:45Tour of NASA Glenn aeronautical research facilities for non-executive team members who are interested and/or wish to stay for Executive Team Outbriefing.
  • Executive Team Outbriefing Report, NASA Glenn Visitor Center Auditorium
  • Integrated CNS Workshop Conclusions and Recommendations (Final Report)
12:30Workshop Adjourns