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6 May 2009 Data-link and surface map traffic intent displays for NextGen 4DT and equivalent visual surface operations
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By 2025, U.S. air traffic is predicted to increase 3-fold and may strain the current air traffic management system, which may not be able to accommodate this growth. In response to this challenge, a consortium of industry, academia and government agencies have proposed a revolutionary new concept for U.S. aviation operations, termed the Next Generation Air Transportation System or "NextGen". Many key capabilities are being identified to enable NextGen, including the concept of "net-centric" operations whereby each aircraft and air services provider shares information to allow real-time adaptability to ever-changing factors such as weather, traffic, flight trajectories, and security. Data-link is likely to be the primary source of communication in NextGen. Because NextGen represents a radically different approach to air traffic management and requires a dramatic shift in the tasks, roles, and responsibilities for the flight deck, there are numerous research issues and challenges that must be overcome to ensure a safe, sustainable air transportation system. Flight deck display and crew-vehicle interaction concepts are being developed that proactively investigate and overcome potential technology and safety barriers that might otherwise constrain the full realization of NextGen.
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Kevin J. Shelton, Lawrence (Lance) J. Prinzel III, Jarvis (Trey) J. Arthur III, Denise R. Jones, Angela S. Allamandola, and Randall E. Bailey "Data-link and surface map traffic intent displays for NextGen 4DT and equivalent visual surface operations", Proc. SPIE 7328, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2009, 73280C (6 May 2009); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.818640
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