Research Projects

Research Projects

This Collection is for research ideas whose objectives are to develop guidance, tools, or best practices.
Showing 20 ideas for tag "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 (@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 (@sarahhpurdue.edu)

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Airside Automated Ground Vehicle Technology (AGVT) Demonstration to Support Airport Operations

This project would plan, deploy and document an airside application of AGVT at an airport. The proposed project may be AGVT mowing, AGVT perimeter security, AGVT FOD detection, or other application assessed in ACRP 03-48.

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Risk Evaluation at Runway High Speed Exits

Majority of aviation accidents have occurred in airports, and it is significantly high during the landing phase. With growing demand when aircraft movements divert in to high speed exit taxiways, possible aircraft accidents may not be uncommon in these high speed exit taxiways as well.

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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 (@jeremy.worrall)

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Effective practices for monitoring and managing tree growth off the airport.

Conduct research into cost effective strategies for periodic monitoring of airspace surfaces such as TERPS 20:1 surfaces to ensure they remain clear of obstructions. Particularly at smaller rural airports that may not have staff, zoning, or significant infrastructure that would otherwise make these issues easier to manage.

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Airport Microgrid Toolkit - Optimizing and Finding Long-term Host

To improve the ACRP Airport Microgrid Implementation Toolkit ("the Toolkit") by updating cost and technology information with new annual data, optimizing toolkit user interface, integrating new distributed energy resource capabilities, and identifying a long-term host.

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Created by (@hunterzk)

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Effectiveness of Airport Escalator Speed Reduction

Risk management professionals have acknowledged that the reduction of airport escalator speed eases the transitions on and off of the the escalator. No speed studies have been conducted on airport escalators to determine an optimal escalator speed in the airport environment.

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Efficacy of Pilot Braking Action Reports to RCAM Using ASTM Standard Definitions

ASTM in concert with the Society of Aircraft Performance and Operations Engineers recently published E3188 - Standard Terminology for Aircraft Braking Performance. Measuring the braking reports from flight crews trained with the new definitions are then mapped to runway conditions and aircraft measurements to create an objective metric for accuracy.

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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 (@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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Investigating the Potential of Alternative Materials and Configurations for EMAS Design

An EMAS is positioned within the runway safety area (RSA) and is comprised of an energy absorbing material that brings the aircraft to stoppage during an overrun. EMAS are currently constructed using low-density 1.21m x 1.21m (4-ft x 4-ft) variable thickness cementitious blocks. New materials, new configurations, along with implementing technology should be investigated to develop an efficient and economic EMAS design.... more »

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