Identify how drones can be utilized as a tool for airport operations (inspections, maintenance, wildlife) and emergency response. Identify who is currently using them and what are the best practices for their use in an airport environment. This topic was discussed for the FY2018 synthesis program and has been held over for further discussion at the FY2019 synthesis topic selection meeting. John Pokryfke, email@example.com ...more »
Provide extra already badged and vetted employees for companies on the airport.
A synthesis that would allow a cross the board runway length determination analysis.
Develop industry recommendations to safely and efficiently move most types of passengers and their baggage with minimum wait times or queueing standards at all departure decision points at the airport.
The objective is to help a new business that is looking to become DBE certified avoid the pitfalls that are common in getting certified in states. The aviation community is trying to getting minorities and women to become DBE certified however the process is cumbersome, at times overwhelming, and confusing. With each state requiring different information in would be beneficial for the new business to know the following ...more »
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The objective of this synthesis is to document agency practices, challenges, and success in conducting automated pavement condition data collection surveys. The study is intended to showcase successful practices, integration of automated data collection into pavement management systems, and efforts needed for reporting pavement condition.
Develop tools for evaluating the risk of runway incursions based on airport-specific factors such as airfield configuration, weather, aircraft operations, aircraft characteristics, and air traffic management practices. This project would involve data collection from historical runway incursion event data for storage in a relational database. These events would be classified by type following FAA and international taxonomy. ...more »
Develop a primer to introduce airports to blockchain technology, describe potential use cases, and offer guidance to incorporating blockchain into their airport's operations.
• What is blockchain?
• Airport use cases
• Survey of airport-specific applications and vendors
• Implementing/converting to blockchain technology
Develop updated academic curriculums and requirements to cultivate airport industry professionals to meet existing and future needs.
The pre-check line is a great way to streamline the screening checkpoint but unfortunately it's only applicable to the USA. Often the flow at the standard lane is slower due to carry-on luggage screening. It seems the full body imaging goes quicker than the luggage screening, the difference is even greater if it's only the arch metal detector. If we split the lanes between passenger with carry-on luggage (small suitcase ...more »
Install and operate a low cost remote tower solution using COTS/FAA approved radar only FOD detection solution (currently in operation at Heathrow) combined with an optical aircraft tail number/aircraft counter system/situational awareness system.
Demonstrate an autonomous system that meets flight requirements for
small airports and commercial operators.
The objective of this research is to create a database of performance benchmarks for airport facilities. Airport staff need a better understanding of key operational metrics associated with building performance in order to improve efficiency, decrease operating costs, and reduce environmental impacts. A standard system which normalizes for weather, location, carbon intensity of utility supplied energy, and airport specific ...more »
Practical Guidance for Designing and Constructing Airport Service Road Pavements for Non-Conventional Load Configurations