Do you have a research idea for ACRP?

Idea CreatorIf you know an industry-wide problem that could use some attention we would like to know your research idea. The ACRP process relies on you and your colleagues to share ideas for new research that are relevant to our industry. To share your idea, please click the Create New Idea button at the top of the navigation sidebar on the right. You will then be asked to add a title, objective, and a brief background statement to help us understand the situation. You can also select tags to draw attention to the cross-cutting topics of your idea.


Project selection in 2018 will be based upon your ideas, developed into quality problem statements, and submitted through IdeaHub by our spring deadline.

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until ACRP Problem Statement harvest on March 20, 2018.


Idea OwnerWe also need "Idea Owners", people that help good ideas develop into ACRP problem statements. Consider becoming an Idea Owner. Send a message to @IdeaHub if you want to become an Idea Owner. Consider joining an Idea Team and help someone else be the Idea Owner. Collaborate and refine the idea into a full ACRP problem statement. Then, the last step is to move the problem statement to the “submitted” stage in IdeaHub.


Idea TeamThe easiest way to participate in IdeaHub is to help cultivate another person's idea. All that is needed is to scan and look for ideas that interest you. Vote on them by simply clicking the up or down arrows to the right of the idea title/description. Offer comments to develop and refine them. To add your comment, click on the title, scroll down, click on comments, and add your comment in the box below. ACRP is dedicated to provide the most useful and valuable research results to the airport industry. We need your participation to ensure that result.


Thank you,
Mike Salamone, Manager ACRP

Policy and Planning

Incorporating the unique needs of airports into off-airport highway planning, design, and construction

Synthesize aspects of airport characteristics that can influence the planning, design, and construction of roads and highways and provide instructive considerations for each.

Submitted by (@jmfuller)

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Administration

Lessons learned from the recent hurricanes

While there is existing guidance on emergency planning and business continuity for airport operation, the recent storms to hit the gulf and eastern coasts have presented different challenges in airport operations. The project would pull lessons learned from airports effected by the damages of the storms as well as external factors that may not be under airport control. examples: - Loss of NAVIADS - The airport has power ...more »

Submitted by (@jdabramson)

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Policy and Planning

Aging Air Traffic Control Tower Facilities

Many airports have air traffic control tower (ATCT) facilities that were constructed more than 50 years ago and despite renovation and rehabilitation efforts, they are reaching the end of their useful life. Some do not meet updated FAA siting and design criteria, and other state-of-art practices. NATCA conducted a survey in 10 years ago (2007) that indicated over two-thirds of the ATCTs were rated as having fair to poor ...more »

Submitted by (@dabyers)

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Operations

Busing Resources for Aircraft Emergencies and Transportation Outages

To determine best practices for providing backup transportation within an airport for the following situations:

- Aircraft emergencies, where passengers must deplane an aircraft and be bused to a terminal

- Planned and unplanned outages of alternative intra-airport transportation systems such as trains.

Submitted by (@nkimball)
Owner: Nate Kimball

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Human Resources

Human Factors in Airport Operations

A synthesis that identifies and describes the cognitive abilities used in airfield operations. The synthesis would identify methods for mitigating risks inherent to human performance and would identify best practices for developing or improving these abilities.

Submitted by (@ensanabria)

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Environment

Identifying Viable Techniques for Modifying NextGen Flight Track Design to Reduce Community Noise Exposure and Annoyance

This research would examine several examples where implementation of Metroplex or other procedures has resulted in widespread increased community complaints and would explore options for redesigning those flight tracks to reduce noise concentrations over noise sensitive areas while satisfying project design goals and constraints. Changes in aircraft noise exposure, fuel consumption, and air emissions would be quantified ...more »

Submitted by (@salverson)

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Environment

Methods for Evaluating Airfield Pavement Deicer Contributions to Airport Stormwater Quality

The objective of this research is to develop guidance for airports to quantitatively identify the contributions of airfield pavement deicers to environmentally relevant characteristics of stormwater discharges, such as COD and BOD.

Submitted by (@ideahub)

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Construction

Selection and Application of Building Materials for Passenger Terminals

To create a comprehensive resource for architects, interior designers, engineers and airport operators to help them in selection of these materials for new construction or renovation of existing facilities. The guidebook should also provide guidance to airport operators and designers on how to evaluate life cycle cost implications of selecting different building materials.

Submitted by (@sashiabor)

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Design

Planning and Design of Low Cost Carrier Terminals

Develop a guide for architects, planners and airport operators on planning and designing new low cost carrier (LCC) terminal or converting existing ones to better serve low cost carriers. Supplement existing terminal planning resources and guidelines while identifying key differences between LCC and full service terminals.

Submitted by (@sashiabor)

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Environment

Sustainable Aviation Jet Fuel Economic Benefits Toolkit for Airports

Develop a spreadsheet tool and user guidebook for airports to quantify the non-energy benefits of SAJF in their region, to enable more accurate and comprehensive benefit-cost analysis for investment and policy decision-making.

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