|Monday, October 16, 2017
|10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Topic: FAA COE SOAR
Abstract: The FAA Center of Excellence for Technical Training and Human Performance is tasked with conducting cutting-edge research designed to enhance the training and NextGen technology of air transportation personnel, including air traffic controllers and technicians, aviation safety inspectors, airway transportation system specialists, engineers, and pilots. The Center is a world-class, public-private partnership of over 65 academic institutions and corporations.
Members of the Center will provide an overview of research activities, training, and technology plans. The panel will also lead a discussion with the audience to discuss innovation ideas critical to advancing the future training of aviation professionals.
Dr. David Delaine, The Ohio State University
Dr. Mark Friend, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Mark Marchese, JMA
Sid McGuirk, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Dr. James Pappas, University of Oklahoma
Lindy Ritz, The Ritz Group
Dr. Scott Tarry, University of Nebraska – Omaha
Jeff Tyrcha, Adacel
Dr. Pat Watts, FAA
|11:45 a.m- 12:15 p.m.
Topic: Evolving the Human Element in an Increasingly Automated World
aircraft is no longer achieved via tactical control using paper flight
progress strips. Within a “system of systems”, digital technologies and
automation capabilities have changed the role of the human in air
traffic management. System design in air traffic management used to be
about keeping the human “in-the-loop” - now it’s about finding the best
ways to keep the human “ahead of the loop”. Join Bob Etris and Lauren
Thomas from Evans Incorporated as they talk about supporting analog
thinking and problem solving in a digitized airspace system.
Bob Etris, Evans Incorporated
Lauren Thomas, Evans Incorporated
|12:20 p.m. - 1:05 p.m.
Topic: AeroMACS Milestones and FCC Rulemaking Petition
Abstract: Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communications System (AeroMACS) operates in the protected 5091-5150 MHz spectrum band for airport applications allocated by the ITU. It creates a new airport surface data communication system that is robust, efficient, secure, safe, and flexible. These capabilities enable significant improvements in safety and efficiency envisaged by programs such as NextGen in the United States and the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) initiative. This year’s presentation will highlight the new standards development, latest security announcements, FCC Implementation Report and Order and new FCC Petition for AeroMACS Service Rules Adoption, worldwide tests, other successful implementations and milestones.
Declan Byrne, President, AeroMACS - WiMAX Forum
Brent Phillips, Senior Systems Engineer, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA
|1:15 - 1:45 p.m.
Topic: Bullets, Balloons, and Bounds - How early incursions into airspace over private property were dealt with and why Congress should care
Abstract: How do the laws view ownership of airspace at lower levels near the ground? How has the law evolved to handle manned flight over private property? The Drone Federalism Act and The Drone Innovation Act of 2017, both pending in Congress, attempt to address these questions head on, and to a lesser extent the FAA Reauthorization bills and the Safe Drone Act of 2017. Where is the proper balance between private property rights, freedom of the NAS, and safe operation of all types of aircraft in the NAS?
David Lincoln, CGH Technologies
|2 - 3 p.m.
Topic: Pioneering Remote Towers in the USA: Northern Colorado Regional Airport
Abstract: The FAA recently announced plans to install, test and certify a remote air traffic control tower at the Northern Colorado Regional Airport in Loveland — one of the first of its kind in the United States. During this session, speakers will highlight the rationale behind the investment, the benefits to the airport and how technology is being implemented to achieve the program objectives.
Jenny Beechener, Freelance Editor, Jane's Air Traffic Control
Rick Koller, Program Manager, Remote Towers, Searidge Technologies
Jason Licon, Airport Director, Northern Colorado Regional Airport
David Ulane, Director, Aeronautics Division, Colorado Department of Transportation
Jim Ullmann, Director of Safety & Technology, National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA)
|3:30 - 4:30 p.m
Topic: Commercial Space: Opportunities and Challenges
Moderator: Dean Fulmer, The MITRE Corporations
Dan Murray, FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation
Phil Bassett, FAA NextGen Office
Duane Freer, FAA System Operations
Zheng Tao,The MITRE Corporation
| 4:40 - 5 p.m.
Topic: Migration TDM to IP - The good, the bad and the ugly
Abstract: It is in the news every day: Telecoms around the world are discontinuing their telephone line service commonly called TDM and replacing them with the internet protocol service, known as IP. This second wave of digitalization is happening in every household, and it is also entering our world of Air Traffic Management. Although looking simple from the outside, this change has major impacts on how communications between air traffic control facilities will be conducted in the future. Decade old paradigms on telecom circuits and networks will change. Telecom technicians will have to become computer engineers, and skills and knowledge base will need to change. A proven recipe for success builds upon three pillars addressing the technical, social, and governance topics.
Stefan J. Galler, Frequentis AG