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Get your boarding pass to the next generation of aviation using the Call to Action button below. This year the Technical Center is pleased to announce a new addition to the virtual showcase called the “Tech Center Tuesday virtual atrium experience.” NEW for 2021! Join us TUESDAY May 18th 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. for a virtual Tech Center Tuesday technical interchange session where ATCA attendees can interact with Tech Center scientists, researchers, engineers and other aviation professionals to learn how we are advancing aviation through innovation. Open the Tech Center Tuesday Virtual Atrium Experience Schedule document for information on the planned topics. Use the call to action button at our ATCA Virtual platform profile page to pre-register (required).

Rick Breitenfeldt, FAA609-485-6253

NEW for 2021 join us TUESDAY May 18th, 12 noon to 3 p.m., the Technical Center virtual atrium experience. Use the call to action button on our ATCA Virtual platform profile page to pre register (required) in order to visit our Virtual Atrium experience.

Again for 2021 join us virtually at the FAA Technical Center Showcase May 17-21, 2021 for Tech Center Week!  This year's online experience will allow participants to use an electronic boarding pass to navigate through online exhibits containing videos, virtual lab tours, and technical content.  New information and updates to Technical Center focus areas have been made since the last conference. The exhibits will highlight the many projects and activities underway to support the sustainment and modernization of the National Airspace System. 

Join us all week for this virtual experience into the nation's premier laboratory facility for research, engineering, development, testing, evaluation of advanced aviation technologies, and the next generation of aviation innovation.

NextGen Automation Evolution Strategy "Harnessing Data in Decision Making"

5 minute video on the future of data in the NAS

4- Dimensional Trajectory (4-DT) Live Flight Demonstration (LFD) project

Explores operational capability of available technology to transition into future Trajectory Based Operation (TBO) environment

NASA’s Drone Traffic Management System Completes Final Tests

NASA's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management project, or UTM, is working to safely integrate drones into low-altitude airspace. In 2019, the project completed its final phase of flight tests. The research results are being transferred to the Federal Aviation Administration, who will continue development of the UTM system and implement it over time.

Upper Class E Airspace Integration

The next generation of Upper Class E Airspace Operational Concept is presented.

  • UPP High-Level Operational Concept Go to https://www.faa.gov/uas/research_development/traffic_management/utm_pilot_program/ for more infoprmation.
  • UTM Ecosystem Go to https://www.faa.gov/uas/research_development/traffic_management/utm_pilot_program/ for more information.

Tech Center Tuesday Virtual Atrium Experience Schedule May 18 Noon-3 p.m.

Schedule and brief description of the planned topics areas.

UTM Pilot Program (UPP) Phase Two (2) Progress Report

As the FAA, NASA, and partners move forward, the primary goal for UPP is to develop, demonstrate, and provide enterprise services that will support the implementation of initial UTM operations using a cloud service infrastructure. These enterprise services will support the sharing of information that promotes cooperative separation and situational awareness.

NASA Technology Capability Level Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM)

Technology Capability Levels (TCLs) demonstrating UTM increasing levels of complexity and capabilities.

UTM Baseline Architecture and Information Flow Management Adopted and Adapted for Future NASA R&D

UTM Architecture enabling low altitude Unmanned Aircraft System operations at altitudes 400 ft AGL and below.