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Table 4-6. Milestones for Next Generation Technologies and Systems

Table 4-6. Milestones for Next Generation Technologies and Systems

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Research Product or Information Gained FY 07-08 FY 09-10
Center for Advanced Aviation Systems Development    
Investigate and expand use of GPS and advanced navigation systems x x
National Plan for Transformation of Air Transportation    
Update and carry out an integrated plan for the NGATS x x
Exploratory Advanced Research    
Explore data analysis techniques for system condition and performance monitoring   x
Explore and develop enabling network and sensor technologies, modeling capabilities, and systems analysis techniques, e.g.,TRANSIMS   x
Train Control    
Develop Positive Train Control systems to prevent collisions, overspeed conditions, exceeding movement authority, and other human errors x x
Navigation and Spectrum Policy    
Support operation of the National Space-Based PNT Coordination Office   x
Develop long-term implementation plans for integrated PNT technologies   x
Examine potential transportation applications for space-based technologies   x
Commercial Remote Sensing    
Validate faster methods for infrastructure condition assessment x  
Develop technology application guidelines for mitigating congestion caused by x  
infrastructure maintenance and repair    
Validate space-based technology application for freight flow management x