John E. Robinson

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This study estimates the potential benefits of continuous descents for more than 480,000 flights to 25 major airports in the National Airspace System. While reduced fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions are expected for these procedures, the benefits during periods of congestion are not well understood. To address this gap, baseline trajectories(More)
This paper describes the process of designing a software tool for testing en route air traffic management decision support tool functionalities in a research environment. This effort focused on the development of a scalable, low maintenance software application to replace a legacy en route conflict prediction tool. Previous development efforts provided the(More)
A fuzzy reasoning-based method for scheduling air traffic in the terminal area has been designed at the NASA Ames Research Center and operationally tested at the Dallas/Fort Worth Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON). The scheduling system sequences and assigns landing times to arrival aircraft by utilizing continuous updates of aircraft radar data and(More)
A knowledge-based system for scheduling arrival traffic in the terminal area, referred to as the Final Approach Spacing Tool (FAST), has been implemented and operationally tested at the Dallas/Fort Worth Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facility. Two types of controller advisories are generated by FAST: sequence number and runway assignment. The(More)
In this paper, we describe NASA’s Air Traffic Management Demonstration-1 (ATD-1). The objective of ATD-1 is to operationally demonstrate the feasibility of fuel-efficient, high throughput arrival operations using ground-based and airborne NASA technologies for precision scheduling and spacing in conjunction with Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast(More)