2008 Agenda

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Theme: Information Takes Flight

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

  • Conference General Chair: Brent Phillips, FAA
  • Technical Program Chair: Denise Ponchak, NASA

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2008 Agenda and Presentations
Monday, May 5, 2008
Keynote Speaker
Information Takes FlightFred 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 AreRobert Pearce, Deputy Director, Joint Planning and Development Office
SESAR – UpdateColin Meckiff, EUROCONTROL – Federal Aviation Administration Coordinator, EUROCONTROL
Future of AirspaceGuy St. Sauveur, Department of Defense Policy Board on Federal Aviation
NextGen Gap AnalysisJay Merkle, Chief Architect, Joint Planning and Development Office
NextGen – The Case for Investment Across StakeholdersKris Burnham, Division Director of Portfolio Management, Joint Planning and Development Office
NextGen – The Next StepsRobert 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 TestingJeffrey Giovino, The MITRE Corporation
Lessons Learned: NEO Command Post ExercisePaul Comitz, The Boeing Company; John Mazurkiewicz, Computer Sciences Corporation; Avinash Pinto and David Sweet, The Boeing Company
Integrated Airport – A NextGen Test BedMichael Burkle and Thomas Montgomery, Lockheed Martin Transportation and Security Solutions
NextGen CNS Test Bed Status and Plans – A National Asset is Open for BusinessDana Hall, Sensis Corporation
System Dynamics Application in Air Traffic ManagementMike Ulrey and Arek Shakarian, Boeing Advanced Air Traffic Management
ADS-B Service Delivery Point (SDP) Emulation and SimulationRuss Gorman, Sunhillo Corporation (presented by Ron Fulton)
EMOCS Emergency Management & Operational Control System StudyHarold Brackett, Harris Corporation
Overview of Net-Enabled Operations (NEO) Spiral 1 ActivitiesRobert Avjian and John Zuna, Lockheed Martin Transportation and Security Solutions
Dinner Speaker
Amtrak in the Intermodal AgeDonna 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 LearnedTimothy 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 SystemsJohn Byrns and Mark Supko, Telephonics Electronic Systems Division
Advanced Ground Surveillance for Remote TowerDieter Eier, Frequentis USA, Inc.; Hartmut Huber and Wolfgang Kampichler, Frequentis AG
Terminal Multifunction Phased Array RadarMark Weber, Steven Campbell, John Cho and Jeff Herd, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Virtual Radar – Emulating Long Range ARSRs with ADS-BDave Whitman, Sunhillo Corporation
Multilateration at Italian AirportsMassimiliano DeAngelis, Selex-Sistemi Integrati
Quality of I/P Radar Data to En Route ARTCC’sBob Lincoln, Sunhillo Corporation
ACES Surveillance Modeling – Design Implementation and CapabilitiesGreg 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 SOAsKelly Traw, Sherry Yang and Paul Comitz, Boeing Air Traffic Management
The Use of Mobile Object Technology in a Net-Centric SystemMichael McGrady, Topia Technology
SWIM Segment 2 DefinitionMichael Hritz, Federal Aviation Administration
Network Enabled Operations Spiral One Improved Operational Efficiency Using Collaborative ToolsMary Ellen Miller and Robert Stamm, Raytheon Company
Implementing Geospatially Enabled Aviation Web ServicesSamet Ayhan, Paul Comitz and Ron LaMarche, The Boeing Company
SOA Best Practices for the FAA SWIM Industry RecommendationsMichael Yeganeh, Oracle Corporation
SWIM-SUIT: Laying the Technological Foundation for SWIMMassimiliano 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/LAASLeo Eldredge, Federal Aviation Administration
Tightly Coupled GPS/IRS Navigation for ADS-BMark Manfred and Tom Ryno, Honeywell International
ATC Interfacing GNSS: A European PerspectiveMassimiliano DeAngelis, Selex-Sistemi Integrati
Navigation Services and the U.S. National Airspace SystemLeo Eldredge, Federal Aviation Administration
Aircraft Navigation and Spacecraft Coordination via Wireless Local Positioning SystemsSeyed (Reza) Zekavat, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Michigan Tech University and Hui Tong, Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell
Analysis of Observed Aircraft-to-Aircraft SeparationsStephen Szurgyi, Sanjiv Shresta, Dejan Neskovic, James DeArmon and Scott Williams, The MITRE Corporation
Improving Low Visibility OperationsBrennan 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 ChallengesBarry Scott, Director, Research and Technology Development Office, Operations Planning, FAA Air Traffic Operations
User Challenges – Tailored Arrivals ExperienceRob Mead, Advanced Air Traffic Management, The Boeing Company
Innovation in Aviation: Very Light Jets and NextGenBruce Holmes, DayJet Corporation
Some Safety Considerations in NextGenAmy Pritchett, Director, NASA Aviation Safety Program
How to Increase Capacity in New YorkPaul McGraw, Air Transport Association
DoD – A User’s PerspectiveGuy 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 SecurityPaul Ostwald, The MITRE Corporation
An Airborne Communications Roadmap for the U.S. Federal Air Marshal Service: Overview and StatusJames Griner, NASA Glenn Research Center
Shared Situational Awareness to Meet Future Airspace Security Mission NeedsCatherine Bolczak and Chih-Chia Vanessa Fong, The MITRE Corporation
ADS-B Conformance Monitoring – An Introductory Approach for Early BenefitsMichael Harrison, Aviation Management Associates, Inc.
Enhancing the Distribution of Radar Surveillance DataSteve 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 EnvironmentJaime Figueroa, Kelvin Kercado, Federal Aviation Administration and Noel Schmidt, Architecture Technology Corporation
GMPLS Network Security: Gap AnalysisVikram 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 DataTimothy Mitchell, The Boeing Company
Functional Building Blocks for an Integrated Aeronautical IP-NetworkFrank 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 ReportNikos Fistas, EUROCONTROL; Brent Philips, Federal Aviation Administration and James Budinger, NASA Glenn Research Center
B-AMC – Broadband Aeronautical Multi-Carrier CommunicationsMichael 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 RecommendationsTricia Gilbert, Jenny Jin, Jason Berger, Stephen Henriksen, ITT Corporation and James Budinger, NASA Glenn Research Center
Self-Healing Adaptive Network Technologies for IVHMJoseph Ishac, NASA Glenn Research Center
Onboard IVHM Communications Requirements for Commercial Transport AircraftJames 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-BLeslie Crane and Ganghuai Wang, The MITRE Corporation
Dynamic FPAs: A New Method for Dynamic Airspace ConfigurationAlexander Klein, Air Traffic Analysis; Mark Rodgers and Hong Kaing, CSSI, Inc.
Encounter Modeling for Sense and Avoid DevelopmentMykel Kochenderfer, Leo Espindle, Daniel Griffith and James Kuchar, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Impact of Ground Delay Program (GDP) Rationing Rules on Passenger and Airline EquityBengi Manley and Lance Sherry, George Mason University
A Concept for Pairing Departures from Parallel Runways for Wake AvoidanceClark Lunsford, The MITRE Corporation
Tower Information Display System (TIDS): The System ArchitectureSharon 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 EvaluationDaniel 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 OperationsEdward 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 AnalysisCraig Johnson and Elida Smith, The MITRE Corporation
Local Data Exchange for Airport Surface Trajectory-Based OperationsChris Brinton and Stephen Atkins, Mosaic ATM
A 4D Trajectory Negotiation Protocol for Arrival and Approach SequencingJosé 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 ToolsLance 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 CapacityBabak Jeddi, John Shortle and George Donohue, George Mason University
Decision Support Tool for Predicting Aircraft Arrival Rates from Forecast Weather DataDavid Smith and Lance Sherry, George Mason University
Improved Airspace Efficiency Using Integrated Airport Management ToolsRich Challen and Frank Köhne, Barco, Inc.
Aircraft Working Group NextGen Avionics EvolutionJeff 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 NextGenDavid Hamrick, Director for Safety and Performance-Based Services, The MITRE Corporation
Balancing Air Traffic Modernization and Aircraft Capabilities to Optimize OperationsRonald Stroup, Chief Systems Engineer for Airborne and Ground System Integration, Federal Aviation Administration
Iridium Satellite Aviation – We are everywhere you want to flyJohn Campbell, Executive V.P. for Government Programs, Iridium LLC
Data Communications – Status UpdateSandra Anderson, Data Communications Program Manager, Federal Aviation Administration
SWIM – FAA PlansAhmad Usmani, SWIM Program Manager, Federal Aviation Administration
SWIM – Industry PotentialDiane DeSua, Director, Air Traffic Management Strategy, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Tying it Together – The Enterprise ArchitectureJames Williams, Director, Systems Engineering and Safety, Federal Aviation Administration
Session IAviation Weather
Session Chair: Massimiliano DeAngelis, Selex-Sistemi Integrati
Consolidated Storm Prediction for AviationMarilyn 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 DataMark Simons, The MITRE Corporation
Forecasting Convective Weather Impacts on Aviation System CapacityJames Evans, Richard DeLaura, Brian Martin and Michael Robinson, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Airspace Capacity Estimation Using WITIAlexander 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 AccuracyGeorge Hunter, Fred Wieland and Kris Ramamoorthy, Sensis Corporation
Weather Data Processing: Display of Aviation WeatherCarl 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 CommunicationsRobert Morgenstern, The MITRE Corporation
RF Propagation in Enclosed Metallic StructuresCarl Mueller, Qinetiq North America; Thomas Wallett and James Griner, NASA Glenn Research Center
Potential RF Interference to Control Links of Small Unmanned AircraftFrank 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 BandDavid Matolak and Arvind Chandrasekaran, Ohio University
Future Trends for IP Over FAA Telecommunication InfrastructureOmar 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 ChannelsJingtao Zhang and David Matolak, Ohio University
Next Gen Airport Surface Wireless Network: Research Plan & Test Bed PerformanceSteve DeHart, Sensis Corporation and James Budinger, NASA Glenn Research Center
Evaluation of Downlink IEEE802.16e Communication at AirportsJan Erik Håkegård and Tor Andre Myrvoll, SINTEF ICT
Objective and Automatic Estimation of Excess Taxi-TimesBenjamin Levy and Jeffrey Legge, Sensis Corporation
Broadband Wireless Networks for Airport Surface CommunicationsIzabela Gheorghisor and Ka Ho Leung, The MITRE Corporation
Flight Deck Based Indications and Alerting To Increase Runway SafetyJames Nickum and Peter Moertl, The MITRE Corporation
VDL2 on the Airport Surface – A Simulation StudySteven 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 StandardsMichael Russo, Aeronautical Radio, Inc.
Standardization and Regulation for Communications, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) AvionicsWilliam Hershey, The MITRE Corporation
Robust Large-Scale Distributed Wireless Communication for Aircraft Integrated Vehicle Health ManagementJames Griner, NASA Glenn Research Center
Broadband Data Communications using Energy-Efficient White LEDs on Aircraft Power-linesMohsen Kavehrad, Z. Hajjarian and A. Enteshari, The Pennsylvania State University