A Cockpit-based Application for Traffic Aware Trajectory Optimization

Sharon Woods, Robert A. Vivona, David Roscoe, Brendan C. LeFebvre, David J. Wing, Mark G. Ballin
2013 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Conference   unpublished
The Traffic Aware Planner (TAP) is a cockpit-based advisory tool designed to be hosted on a Class 2 Electronic Flight Bag and developed to enable the concept of Traffic Aware Strategic Aircrew Requests (TASAR). This near-term concept provides pilots with optimized route changes that reduce fuel burn or flight time, avoids interactions with known traffic, weather and restricted airspace, and may be used by the pilots to request a trajectory change from air traffic control. TAP's internal
more » ... ture and algorithms are derived from the Autonomous Operations Planner, a flight-deck automation system developed by NASA to support research into aircraft self-separation. This paper reviews the architecture, functionality and operation of TAP.
doi:10.2514/6.2013-4967 fatcat:usocyfos7vhn7hgphdy3fr4owm