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Since 1971, Lincoln Laboratory has supported the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA ) in the development of new technology for air traffic control. This work initially focused on aircraft surveillance and weather sensing, collision avoidance, and air-ground data link communication. The program has evolved to include safety applications, decision support services, and air traffic management automation tools. The current program is supporting the FAA ’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). Key activities include development of the next-generation airborne collision avoidance system; refinement and technology transfer of NextGen weather architectures, including cloud-processing and net-centric data distribution; and development of standards and technology supporting unmanned aerial systems’ integration into civil airspace.

 In 2013, Lincoln Laboratory continued the development and extension of its 64-element Multifunction Phased Array Radar prototype, building toward a 10-panel demonstration array.

Leadership for Air Traffic Control

Dr. Mark E. WeberDr. Mark Weber Dr. Marilyn WolfsonDr. Marilyn Wolfson Dr. James KucharDr. James Kuchar
Gregg ShoultsDr. Gregg Shoults

 

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