Research Projects

Research Projects

This Collection is for research ideas whose objectives are to develop guidance, tools, or best practices.
Showing 19 ideas for tag "Public-Safety"
Created by (@elliott.paige)

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Airport Incubators

How can airports set up incubators unit to create a space for innovators to solve airport problems based on challenges placed on them from different departments? Then, using the resulting solution, partner (in terms of equity) with the innovators. Help them form companies that the airport can partner with. Then market to other airports.

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Created by (@michael.james)

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Commercial Space Transportation Noise Model Validation

Accurate predictions of the noise environment in communities surrounding airports and spaceports from launch and reentry vehicle operations require models that have been validated over a range of vehicle types, operations, and atmospheric conditions. Research is needed to validate the commercial space operations noise models developed under ACRP 02-66 using the community noise measurement database collected under ACRP... more »

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Created by (@michaelcheyne)

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General Aviation Airports and Resilience: Complete Toolkits for Self-Directed Planning

The 2,455 General Aviation Airports in the U.S. provide essential services that are uniquely available through this type of airport. A Resilience Management Plan, although expensive to contract and complicated to create, may be critical to protecting the continuity of these services. This research project provides operators with the tools necessary to effectively and efficiently develop their own Resilience Management... more »

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Created by (@jwalewski)

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Assessing airport strategies for protecting the public from communicable diseases

The proposed research investigation should encompass:

A. Investigate how the March 13, 2020 DHS Notice of Arrival Restrictions (NAR) affected the designated arrival airports.

B. Determine COVID-19 health screenings protocols and self-quarantine recommendations at each airport for returning travelers.

C. Did airports follow their Communicable Disease Preparedness plan for the COVID-19 event, and if so is the plan adequate... more »

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Created by (@hunterzk)

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Development of Guidelines for Airport Escalator Design and Operation

The ACRP Synthesis Study ( S04-25) Escalator Falls, identified two areas design and regulatory issues that need to be addressed to improve the safety of airport escalators. The two areas are (1) escalator signage that is pertinent to the airport environment, and (2) the use of bollards and other physical barriers that prevent people from bringing large and inappropriate items onto escalators.

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Created by (@coczkowski.leaelliott.com)

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Airport APM Virus-Proofing – From Planning through Operations & Maintenance "

Update and supplement ACRP Guidebooks 37 and 37A in terms of active airport APM systems (since the publication of those guidebooks in 2010) and incorporate best practices related to planning for, minimizing, and responding to viruses within the general context of the airport APM planning and implementation (Report 37) and airport APM operations and maintenance (Report 37A).

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Created by (@chrisfasano)

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Standards for Mechanical and Electrical Systems to Create Healthier Airport Terminals

In the wake of recent events concerning passenger health and wellness, airports are searching for new standards of development to help ensure they are more averse to the risks and immediate fallout associated impending viral and bacterial outbreaks. Guidance on how to plan and design mechanical and electrical systems to address these concerns is at the forefront of the aviation industry. This idea develops a program to... more »

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Created by (@subhro.mitra)

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A framework for Airport Evacuation: Assessment of Landside Capacity Using Micro-Meso Simulation Model

Safe and rapid evacuation of passengers from an airport to a vantage locations is critical in the aftermath of an emergency event, which includes acts of terrorism, fire, earthquakes, tornado outbreak, power outrage, or bomb threat. Based on the severity of the crisis situation it may not be enough to evacuate the passengers from the airport, but also to make a safe passage from the airport to their final or intermediate... more »

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Created by (@mjgriffinnas.edu)

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Transportation Emergency Response Application (TERA): Migration Options Beyond 2020 due to Flash End of Life

Many emergency software applications have been developed in Flash, which no longer will be supported by the developer.

The selected research team will focus on developing a technology migration roadmap and working with TRB to identify the key requirements, features, and content of TERA that are vital to preserve, and those which can be redesigned, updated, or omitted entirely.

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Created by (@roelandvisser)

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Post COVID-19, Ensuring Public Health by Setting New Operating Standards at U.S. Airports

A variety of airport operational models are currently being proposed and enacted globally to manage COVID-19 and other potential contagious disease outbreaks. While there is merit in all these approaches, there is a critical need for a consistent and effective health management standard to be applied at airports worldwide. If a universally accepted and adopted standard was introduced, what are the implications if a new... more »

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Created by (@grant.gray.faithgroupllc.com)

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Guidance for Identifying and Implementing "Touchless Travel" Technologies at Airports

Airports are in need of a guidance to identify key touchpoints and implementable technology solutions to institute a "touchless travel" model in order to improve security and safety for passengers, employees, and tenants.

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Created by (@casey.kaffka)

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Best Management Practices for worm control at airports

Provide airports with best management practices/strategies for worm control that focuses on effectiveness, cost and environmental stewardship with special attention to avoid adverse impacts on Federally listed species under the Endangered Species Act as well as other non-target species. The identification of these practices/strategies would reduce the risk to safe airport operations and the costs resulting from bird/aircraft... more »

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