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Table 3-3. Milestones for Operational Factors

Table 3-3. Milestones for Operational Factors

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Research Product or Information Gained FY 07-08 FY 09-10
General Aviation and Vertical Flight Technology    
Develop pilot and inspector guidance for enhanced vision for light general aviation aircraft x  
Develop pilot and inspector guidance for helicopter and light general aviation synthetic vision displays   x
Runway Incursion Reduction    
Develop runway takeoff hold lights x  
Evaluate low-cost surface surveillance systems x  
Safer Skies    
Develop and implement interventions for commercial and general aviation for runway incursion, approach and landing, loss of control, and weather x x
Develop policy, regulations, and certification guidelines and standards for unmanned aircraft system operations x x
Safe Flight 21    
Develop and demonstrate a prototype satellite communication system that will complement ground-based receivers x  
Test surveillance of mixed-equipped (transponder and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) aircraft x  
Atmospheric Hazards/Digital System Safety    
Publish guidance for the mitigation of electromagnetic hazards x  
Develop and validate technologies, tools, methodologies, and procedures regarding ice contamination of aircraft x  
Weather Program    
Develop and make available electronically high-glance-value weather products with longer forecast lead times and increased accuracy   x
(2015)
Exploratory Advanced Research    
Explore data acquisition and analysis techniques for improved system monitoring and operational performance x x
Grade Crossings    
Research into signal systems that will prevent accidents at grade crossings x x
Research into detection systems that inform the approaching locomotive if there is a pedestrian or vehicle in the grade crossing x x
Train Control    
Advance state-of-the-art technologies in train tracking, microprocessors, and wireless communication x x
Develop standards for interoperability among various positive train control implementations x x
Enhance the safety-critical functions, efficiency, and integration of freight networks through the development of dispatch subsystems employing wireless communication and Internet pathways x x
Identify Solutions to Improve Transit Safety    
Provide training at the Transportation Safety Institute x x
Update safety clearinghouse and website x