Collaborative Air Traffic Management (CATM) focuses on delivering services to accommodate flight operator preferences to the maximum extent possible.

Activity: Flight and State Data Management, Flight Object (FO)

Operational Improvement

  • 103305: On-Demand National Airspace System (NAS) Information

Description

  • Facilitates the sharing of common flight information between systems and enables collaboration using common reference framework. The FO is an extensible and dynamic collection of data elements that describes an individual flight throughout its life cycle. It is the single common reference for all system information about that flight. It associates and merges disparate data into a cohesive picture of the flight. Authorized system stakeholders and the ANSP may electronically access consistent flight data that are tailored to their specific need and use. A FO is created for each proposed flight. The FO description does not include environment or weather information since these are system-wide elements that affect multiple flights.

FY 2012

  • Completed: Developed requirements of key airborne reroute capabilities for En Route Automation Modernization(ERAM) Post Release 3 to support improved system flexibility and efficiency
  • Completed: Completed FO industry and international collaboration

FY 2013

  • Develop the Flight Information Exchange Model (FIXM) and Schema version 2.0
  • FO requirements and FO adapter requirements
  • Update FIXM website

FY 2014+

  • Continue development of the FIXM, and produce subsequent versions of FIXM 3.0, 4.0, etc.
  • Upgrade FIXM 3.0 and others to reflect data elements required by Flight Data Publication Services as well as collaboration with ICAO, IATA, ATMRPP, ATIEC, etc.
  • Continue development of architecture artifacts for FO Exchange Services (FOXS) and FOXS evaluation model

Activity: Flight and State Data Management, Common Status and Structure Data (CSSD)

Operational Improvement

  • 103305: On-Demand NAS Information
  • 105208: Traffic Management Initiatives with Flight Specific Trajectories
  • 108212: Improved Management of Special Activity Airspace

Task Force

  • 35

Description

  • Addresses information and capability gaps within aeronautical information to achieve NextGen shared situational awareness.

FY 2012

  • Completed: Demonstrated the initial CSSD services with the digital airport data

FY 2013

  • Conduct a prototype demonstration of Aeronautical Common Services capabilities to support Aeronautical Information Management System (AIM) Modernization Segment 2

FY 2014+

  • Develop a concept of operations for the collection and dissemination of Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)/Letters of Agreement (LOA) to decision support tools for performing flight planning and providing situation awareness
  • Demonstrate limited SOP/LOA capture and dissemination capabilities in line with the concept of operations
  • Perform safety assessments
  • Develop artifacts to support investment analysis for AIM Modernization future Segment 3

Activity: Flow Control Management, Strategic Flow Management Integration (Integration Execution of Flow Strategies into Controller Tools)

Operational Improvement

  • 105208: Traffic Management Initiatives with Flight Specific Trajectories

Task Force

  • 7b
  • 8
  • 46

Description

  • Refines active aircraft reroute concepts; develops active aircraft reroute requirements; analyzes, simulates and develops white papers on active aircraft reroutes functions.

FY 2012

  • Completed: Developed requirements of key airborne reroute capabilities for ERAM Post Release 3 to support improved system flexibility and efficiency

FY 2013

  • Develop an ERAM system airborne reroute use case document
  • Finalize the ERAM system airborne reroute A-level, B-level, and display system requirements

FY 2014+

  • Validating concepts with Human-in-the-Loop and high-level requirements development for complex routes with Data Communications (Data Comm)
  • Continue requirements analysis of integration and delivery needs of re-route information from Traffic Flow Management System (TFMS through ERAM to Data Comm

Activity: Flow Control Management, Strategic Flow Management Enhancement (Enhancing the Strategic Flow Program)

Operational Improvement

  • 105208: Traffic Management Initiatives with Flight Specific Trajectories
  • 101102: Provide Full Flight Plan Constraint Evaluation with Feedback

Task Force

  • 47

Description

  • Refines concept of operations for strategic flow management, analysis and white paper of strategic flow management, and modeling and simulation.

FY 2012

  • Completed: Completed the concept requirements and definition plan for the TFMS/CATMT Work Package (WP) 4

FY 2013

  • Prepare a functional analysis for improving demand prediction
  • Prepare a functional analysis of the Integrated Traffic Management Initiative Modeling

FY 2014+

  • Validating concepts for WP4 capabilities, including examination and refinement of concepts and requirements
  • Complete gap analysis document to determine operational, functional, and performance gaps associated with Traffic Flow Management (TFM) after WP4

Activity: Flight and State Data Management, Advanced Methods

Operational Improvement

  • 105302: Continuous Flight Day Evaluation
  • 105208: Traffic Management Initiatives with Flight Specific Trajectories
  • 101102: Provide Full Flight Plan Constraint Evaluation with Feedback

Description

  • Integrates weather into air traffic management (ATM); probabilistic TFM Area Flow Program will develop advanced algorithms to support the area flow support tool. Creates a unified flight planning filing by continuing assessment of fuzzy performance and common reference to the ATM domain.

FY 2012

  • Completed: Conducted initial assessment of requirement for a Unified Flight Planning and Filing (UFPF) evaluation model platform and finalize the evaluation plan
  • Completed: Conducted a demonstration of the NAS Common Reference (NCR) providing multiple NAS constraints information to preflight

FY 2013

  • Develop a functional analysis report for UFPF andNCR concepts
  • Develop an initial operational requirements document for UFPF and NCR

FY 2014+

  • Complete UFPF Specific Functional Allocation
  • Develop UFPF Cost Analysis for Functional Allocation
  • Develop NCR Operational Integration Strategy

Activity: Flight and State Data Management, Concept Development for Integrated NAS Design and Procedure Planning

Operational Improvement

  • 108209: Increase Capacity and Efficiency Using Area Navigation and Required Navigation Performance (RNP)
  • 102141: Improved Parallel Runway Operations

Description

  • Develops a framework for integrated national airspace design and procedures planning, enhancements to existing infrastructure to support impact assessments, and develops initial concept for best-equipped, best-served.

FY 2012

  • Completed: Developed the Greener Skies research plan to identify scenarios, performance capabilities and associated air traffic control rules for modeling and simulation
  • Completed: Conducted analysis to determine integration and dependency challenges for policy implementation of best-equipped, best-served

FY 2013

  • Determine whether procedures allow the concepts to be implemented
  • Enhance fast time models to incorporate procedures and complete analysis

FY 2014+

  • Develop preliminary business case analysis for RNP to Instrument Landing System capture
  • Design initial Standard Instrument Departure/Standard Terminal Arrival Route RNP separation procedure

Activity: Collaborative Information Management

Description

  • Develop information exchange protocol and architecture with interagency aviation stakeholders, and conduct flight operational trials as needed.

FY 2013

  • Determine requirements and applications for mobile access to System Wide Information Management (SWIM) prototype
  • Develop a wireless security white paper

FY 2014+

  • Develop Agency to Agency operational data model
  • Simulation and Validation of interagency data and information exchange strategy