EDS is a numerical simulation based on physics that is capable of estimating source noise, exhaust emissions, and performance for potential future aircraft designs under different technological, operational, policy, and market scenarios. While the primary focus of EDS is future aircraft designs (which includes technology modifications to existing aircraft), EDS is capable of analyzing existing aircraft designs (current technology levels), including the simulation of existing aircraft with higher fidelity than is possible using existing noise and emissions tools and inventories. EDS is linked to the Aviation Environmental Tools Suite by providing future aircraft design characteristics to AEDT and AMPT.
EDS is currently being developed for use with US Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) advanced technology goals analyses and to support the future International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) analyses. EDS is intended for use in conjunction with both APMT and AEDT.
The EDS Development Team consists of the Georgia Institute of Technology under the auspices of the FAA/ Transport Canada/ NASA- sponsored PARTNER and ASCENT Centers of Excellence.
U.S. government use of EDS is through the FAA Office of Environment and Energy. There are currently no plans to release EDS to the general public.