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Smart Airports and Connected Vehicle Technology

Evaluate the potential impacts to airport operations of connected vehicle technologies, including vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications.

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Improving the Durability of Concrete Pavement Surfaces through Improved Specifications and Testing

The objective of this research is to provide recommended improvements to the current P-501 specification along with recommendations for improved paving practices to enhance or insure the durability of the concrete surface. This project will identify major airports that are experiencing durability issues, measure the scale of the issue through field inspections, and conduct a petrographic examination of the concrete materials. ...more »

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Urban Air Mobility Market Study

Urban Air Mobility (UAM) is a safe and efficient system for air passenger and cargo transportation within an urban area, inclusive of small package delivery and other urban Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) services, which supports a mix of onboard/ground-piloted and increasingly autonomous operations. In recent years, UAM has developed rapidly due to advances in technology and with pilot projects underway in Dubai and planned ...more »

Submitted by (@askadamcohen)

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Understanding implications of regional curfews on US Airport operations

Research is needed to help airports  better define the extent of the problem  better define the potential direct impacts of restricted scheduling windows  identify unintended consequences at both originating and destination airports from restricted scheduling windows on intercontinental routes  propose alternative noise mitigation strategies to achieve similar or better outcomes for communities in the vicinity of ...more »

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Design

Update of Runway Vertical Curve Requirements for Longitudinal Grade Changes, Considering New Large Aircraft (NLA)

Updated requirements for runway vertical curves for longitudinal grade changes, mainly for ICAO Code F aircraft and New Large Aircraft (NLA)

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Administration

Software Solutions and Tools for Airport Administration

This project will provide airport administrators and other stakeholders with a concise resource that applies software solutions and digital technologies toward a multitude of common tasks, responsibilities, and problems.The project will synthesize all existing research and resources on the subject, paying particular attention to off-the-shelf style products that can be easily procured, implemented, and modified. This ...more »

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Safety

Functional Impairment Measurement Secondary to Cannabis/Marijuana Consumption: RRIPT

With 29 states having legal medicinal use of marijuana and nine having legal adult recreational use legal, marijuana and related impairment to function on the job, is a growing topic. Technology that can be used at any time to measure functional impairment is needed to supplement existing biologic measures. Urine does not detect immediate acute use as it takes hours to enter the system. Saliva only measures presence ...more »

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Maintenance

Consequences of Delayed Maintenance of Airport Assets

This research project will present a process for quantifying the consequences of delayed maintenance of airport assets. It will cover asset preservation policies, maintenance and budget needs, and the analyses of delayed maintenance scenarios. This process considers delayed maintenance caused by the inability to meet the owner-defined application schedule or the unavailability of the funds required to perform all needed ...more »

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Owner: T.J. Schulz

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Building Academic Programs to Cultivate Future Airport Industry Professionals

Develop updated academic curriculums and requirements to cultivate airport industry professionals to meet existing and future needs.

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Operations

Blockchain Technology and Airports - A Primer

Blockchain, which is generating a lot of buzz, is a relatively new technology that may significantly impact air travel (i.e., similar to how the internet was a disrupter). Some airports are already planning or deploying blockchain-based applications (e.g., DXB plans to go 'passport free' - https://www.ccn.com/dubai-airport-blockchain-passport/). Airport professionals would benefit from learning about the blockchain, ...more »

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