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Selected Work Activities

Budget Line: Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADS-B)

Task Force

  • 28

Activity
ADS-B National Airspace System (NAS)-wide implementation

Description
Provides highly accurate and more comprehensive surveillance information, than currently available from radar, via a broadcast communication link. ADS-B receives flight data from aircraft, via a data link, derived from on-board position-fixing and navigational systems. Aircraft position (longitude, latitude, altitude and time) is determined using GPS, an internal inertial navigational reference system or other navigation aids.

FY 2012

  • Completed: Completed final assessment of 3-nautical mile separation in en route operations (beyond those achievable in the near-term prior to ADS-B equipage)

FY 2013

  • Achieve Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for air traffic control (ATC) Surface Advisory Services at 12 sites
  • Achieve IOC for En Route ATC Separation Services at 15 sites
  • Achieve IOC for Terminal ATC Separation Services at 45 sites

FY 2014+

  • Achieve IOC of Automation Upgrades for Advanced Technologies and Oceanic Procedures automation platform
  • Achieve IOC for at 1 Airport Surface Surveillance Capability Site
  • Achieve IOC for Ground-Based Interval Management–Spacing
  • Achieve IOC for Terminal ATC Separation Services at 15 sites

Budget Line: Data Communications (Data Comm)

Task Force

  • 16
  • 17
  • 39
  • 44
  • 42

Activity
Data Comm

Description
Implements Data Comm capabilities that provide new methods for delivery of departure clearances, revisions and taxi instructions in the terminal environment, specifically in the tower. In the en route environment, Data Comm Segment 1 will provide the basic capabilities for controllers and flight crews to transfer ATC clearances, requests, instructions, notifications, voice frequency communications transfers and flight crew reports as a supplement to voice communications.

FY 2012

  • Completed: Achieved final investment decision for procurement of en route Data Comm automation infrastructure and controller-pilot data link communications applications

FY 2013

  • Complete Revised Departure Clearance trials procedures and training development

FY 2014+

  • ERAM 4.2 Initial Test Release (ITR)
  • TDLS V12 ITR
  • Complete Data Comm Integration Testing

Budget Line: NAS Voice System (NVS)

Activity
NVS

Description
Provides the connectivity for efficient communications among air traffic controllers, pilots and ground personnel. It connects incoming and outgoing communication lines via a switching matrix to the controller's workstation.

FY 2012

  • Completed: Released Screening Information Request
  • Completed: Achieved final investment decision for NVS Segment 1
  • Completed: Awarded contract for NVS Segment 1

FY 2013

  • Acceptance of first demonstration system from NVS vendor

FY 2014+

  • Achieve final investment decision for NVS Segment 2, the production system.
  • Achieve first site IOC

Budget Line: System Wide Information Management (SWIM)

Task Force

  • 40
  • 35

Activity
SWIM

Description
Provides policies and standards to support NAS data management, secure its integrity and control its access and use.

FY 2012

FY 2013

  • Provide terminal data distribution capability
  • Complete Flight Data Publication - Initial Flight Data Services operational
  • Complete documentation in support of Initial Investment Decision for Common Support Services–Weather Segment

FY 2014+

  • Publish data for:
    • pilot weather report
    • Traffic Flow Management (TFM)
    • flight data
    • Runway Visual Range
  • Provide flight data publication host air traffic management data distribution system/flight data input/output and AIM Special Use Airspace client

Budget Line: Collaborative Air Traffic Management Technologies (CATMT)

Task Force

  • 47

Activity
CATMT

Description
Identifies cognitive support and displays change requirements necessary for a transition to a high-altitude specialty that addresses the FAA's goals for capacity and organization excellence.

FY 2012

FY 2013

  • Design and develop Route Availability Planning Tool
  • Design and develop the next increment of the Collaborative Airspace Constraint Resolution capability

FY 2014+
CATMT WP 3:

  • Complete test and deployment of Collaborative Information Exchange
  • Deploy the 1st increment of TFM Remote Site Re-engineering (TRS-R) Phase 2
  • Begin design, develop and test the 2nd increment of TRS-R Phase 2

Budget Line: Demonstrations

Task Force

  • 28

Activity
Colorado Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) Phase 2

Description
Supports the Denver Air Route Traffic Control Center's ability to provide en route air traffic separation services to DRO, GUC, MTJ and TEX.

FY 2012

FY 2013

  • Deploy phase 2 system that includes WAM and ADS-B at
    • DRO
    • GUC

FY 2014+

  • Provide WAM surveillance services supporting air traffic for:
    • DRO
    • GUC
    • MTJ
    • TEX

Budget Line: Future Facilities

Activity
Future Facilities Investment Planning

Description
Supports optimization of FAA's air traffic service provider resources. Considers infrastructure alternatives and associated benefits, which include improved work environment, reduced time and cost to train controllers, seamless information exchange and reduced overall air traffic service provider costs while increasing the level of service.

FY 2012

  • Completed: Achieved initial investment decision for segment 1, project 1 (also known as Liberty Integrated Control Facility)

FY 2013

FY 2014+

  • Complete Final Site Selection
  • Approve and execute land acquisition

Budget Line: Airport Improvement Program

Activity
Airfield development

Description
Continues the development of new runways and extensions to increase capacity and efficiency.

FY 2012

FY 2013

  • Complete ATL Runway 9L/27R extension and Runway 9R/27L widening
  • Complete SAT Runway 3/21 extension
  • Complete FACT3 to identify capacity-constrained airports in 2020 and 2030
  • Consider obstruction removal and lighting needs so that general aviation airports with LPV approach procedures can achieve lower minimums
  • Continue ADS-B vehicle squitter demonstration program at
    • BOS
    and expand to
    • DEN
    • ORD
    • SFO
  • Continue research into low-cost surface surveillance framework

FY 2014+

  • Complete ORD Runway 10C/28C
  • Complete FLL Runway 9R/27L
  • Complete CMH Runway 10R/28L relocation
  • Continue additional JFK taxiway improvements
  • Complete JFK Runway 4L/22R reconstruction, extension, and widening
  • Continue ORD O'Hare Modernization Program
  • Continue PHL Capacity Enhancement Program
  • Continue planning and environmental projects