Saab Sensis, a subsidiary of Saab of Sweden, has been awarded a NASA contract to perform research on airborne and ground systems for flight safety and air traffic management.
Contract length and value were unannounced. Saab and its team--consisting of Metron Aviation, AeroControl Inc., Calspan and Cognitive Systems Engineering--will conduct research and systems analysis to address aviation system technology gaps, presented by "operational challenges" under the Next Generation Air Transportation System, better known as FAA's modernization of the current U.S. air traffic control system, NextGen.
“The research conducted under this program will focus on addressing the challenges of new technologies and procedures on air travel, such as the increased complexity and connectivity of NextGen systems, greater automation in air traffic control and the introduction of unmanned aerial systems operations,” said Ken Kaminski, general manager of Saab Sensis.
The research will be performed for NASA's Langley Research Center.
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