Research Projects

Research Projects

This Collection is for research ideas whose objectives are to develop guidance, tools, or best practices.

Research Projects

Created by (@jfsmith)

Training and Development of Airport Emergency Managers

Training and professional development of airport emergency managers is needed to orient new airport emergency managers to the special operational, regulatory, safety, administrative, and cultural aspects of functioning at an airport. This is becoming more urgent as more and more often airports are hiring emergency managers whose experience has been outside aviation.

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Created by (@imadmoug)

Automated Assistance in the Airports for Special Needs Passengers(3A-SNP)-The use of Indoor Unmanned Vehicles - IUA

Some passengers with special needs are loosing autonomy by using the actual costly and somehow inefficient manual service for reduced mobility passengers. The idea novelty is to suggest an automated solution using either existing airport means or advanced technlogy solutions for providing such a service. The architectural concept of the system is scallable in order to easilly implement any service for any specific need. ...more »

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Created by (@askadamcohen)

ACRP Insight Event - Future of Aviation

This is a proposal for a two-day ACRP Insight Event on the Future of Aviation at the Beckman Center. The findings from this event would be used to help develop an ACRP future of aviation research roadmap (please see below for more details). The proposed location was selected due to its closer proximity to key aviation and technology companies and thought leaders who may be interested in planning and/or participating in ...more »

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Created by (@jczech)

Determining Feasibility of Applying Active Noise Reduction/Cancellation to Jet Aircraft Departures

Conduct research to update the state-of-the-science regarding the feasibility of reducing or eliminating noise in communities from aircraft departures, specifically behind the start of takeoff roll, with active noise reduction technology.

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Created by (@aaron.robinson)

Climate Change Preparation and Risk Mitigation at Airports

Air travel is facing increasing threats to operations and facilities from climate changes, but there is not clear guidance on how airports should prepare. This study would examine the potential impacts and offer guidance on how best to defend against these threats.

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Created by (@coswald)

Updated Guidebook for Airport Project Delivery Systems

Develop a guidebook for use by airport owners, airlines, third party developers, consultants, and contractors regarding the current landscape of airport project delivery systems and their suitability for various types of projects and airport ownership models.

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Created by (@jim.halley)

Regional and State Aviation System Plan Implementation

There has been much research conducted on developing regional and state

system plans but none on implementing them, tracking/impacting system

performance measures, conducting follow-on studies to support system

plan implementation, etc.

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Created by (@colest)

Assessing the effectiveness of airport services/programs for passengers with disabilities

Although many airports are offering services, programs and amenities to optimize access and mobility of passengers with disabilities and aging travelers, there is no systematic assessment of the effectiveness of these services and programs. Empirical evidence about the cost and benefits of these programs are needed for further and wider implementation of services and programs that assist passengers to successfully navigate ...more »

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Created by (@crobinson)

A Gap Analysis of Aviation Infrastructure Between Airport and Air Navigation Service Capacities

There is a potentially a gap between airport capacity (e.g., runways, gates) and the increased capacity brought about by the satellite-based, digital infrastructure being implemented. Identifying the gaps between these two capacities and solutions to fill them will help decision makers be more effective in making wise investment decisions so that future airport and ANSP initiatives to increase capacity are more cost-effective ...more »

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