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Research Projects

This Collection is for research ideas whose objectives are to develop guidance, tools, or best practices.
Showing 125 ideas for tag "Safety"
Created by (@allison.alexander)

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Knowledge is Power: Knowledge Management Guidance to Help Airports Thrive

Airports need to understand the best ways to preserve institutional knowledge as large scale industry changes occur and both leaders and experienced employees at all levels of the organization are eligible for retirement and leave the airport. Knowledge management and institutional knowledge transfer should be incorporated into all aspects of airports, including the culture, training delivery platforms, and automated... more »

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Created by (@jwalewski)

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Review and assessment of airport communicable disease screening technologies and innovations

Medical technology companies are rolling out robots and drones to help fight it and provide services and care to those quarantined or practicing social distancing. The COVID-19 pandemic has fast-tracked the "testing" of robots and other technologies as officials seek out the most expedient and safe way to grapple with the outbreak and limit contamination and spread of the virus.

The aviation industry needs to assess... more »

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Created by (@mike.lattanzio.icf.com)

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Stay Calm and Breathe: Creating a Hygienic Culture for Airports

As the airline industry struggles to return to normal operations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, airport operators must take steps to restore confidence in commercial aviation by reassuring the flying public that they are returning to a clean and safe environment. Operators must focus on improving sanitary conditions and indoor air quality (IAQ) within the terminals, where the high volume of people and activities... 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 (@pedramhesam.gmail.com)

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Future of the Airport Security Systems in Pandemics

The objective of this research program is to develop a modeling tool to support the decision makers in evaluating both near-term and long-term practical solutions pertaining to possible changes in the security system and operation strategies at the airports around the nation given the new pandemic world.

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Created by (@sapoe737)

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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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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 (@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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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 (@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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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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Created by (@ebullard.futronaviation.com)

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Worldwide Best Practices to Improve Airport Safety

Research and summarize the state of the art in airport safety initiatives and tools that have been used successfully by the industry worldwide. Initiatives can be in terms of technology, processes, procedures, safety organization, safety promotion and supporting tools.

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