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Traffic Aware Planner
Traffic Aware Strategic Aircrew Requests/Traffic Aware Planner (TASAR/TAP) is a new NASA concept for aircraft operations...
Traffic Aware Strategic Aircrew Requests/Traffic Aware Planner (TASAR/TAP) is a new NASA concept for aircraft operations featuring an on-board automation tool that computes route changes to improve flight efficiency while avoiding conflicts with traffic and other hazards, thereby making Air Traffic Control (ATC) approval of the route change more likely. The technology is anticipated to save fuel and flight time and thereby provide immediate and pervasive benefits to the aircraft operator, as well as improving flight schedule compliance, passenger comfort, and pilot and controller workload. TASAR represents a seminal advancement of the aircraft's role in airspace operations, promoting it from just a passive recipient of ATC instructions to an active trajectory manager in the dynamic airspace. The concept integrates and leverages three elements critical to the advancement of future autonomy in aircraft operations: advanced trajectory-planning automation, the emerging NextGen air-to-air traffic surveillance system, and networked connectivity to an array of internet-based information sources. NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate is strategically focused on promoting operational autonomy in the National Airspace System, and TASAR/TAP is expected to be a principal catalyst toward this transformation.
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