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Wednesday January 17, 2018


The Air Traffic Conflict Probe and Future with NextGen’s Trajectory Based Operations (TBO)


Speakers:  Mike Paglione, S/W & Systems Branch, and Dr. Christina Young, Modeling & Simulation Branch

The primary function of air traffic control in the National Airspace System is to safely manage air traffic operations by ensuring aircraft always maintain a safe distance between each other. This is often referred to as the separation management function and performed strategically in both the Center and TRACON environments. To support separation management, the Conflict Probe (CP) function is an automation controller tool that is used primarily in the en route Centers and more tactically in the TRACONs to assist in the prediction of a future loss of separation between aircraft. In today’s en route automation (ERAM), CP uses a trajectory modeler to predict future aircraft positions to approximately a 20-minute time horizon. The performance of the trajectory modeler has a direct impact on the false and missed alert rate of the CP. In the next few years, implementation of NextGen’s Trajectory Based Operations (TBO) will require significant improvement in the performance of the trajectory modeler and thus the CP allowing the human air traffic controllers to utilize the tool much more effectively. The presentation will describe how the CP works, its evaluation and performance, and illustrate how its improvements for TBO can be achieved.


    Location: Blue Heron Pines Golf Club
     Country Club Dr, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215

    (609) 965-1800



    Social Time: 6:00 PM   
    Dinner: 6:30 PM   
    Speaker Approx: 7:45 PM

    MENU: Buffet dinner


    $19 AIAA/IEEE/INCOSE Members
    $23 ITEA/NSBE/HFES/Guests
    $15 Students

    Reservations due by noon Tuesday, January 16

    Joseph Burns 609-338-8789  (C)
    Mike Konyak 609-280-8179 (C)

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