National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center

Completed Projects

Content forthcoming.

Aviation Security: Secure Aircraft Systems for Information Flow (SASIF)
Shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, NASA and industry partners conducted demonstration flights downlinking aircraft cabin imagery, audio and “black box” data for ground-based monitoring of the aircraft environment for law enforcement officials. The goal of SASIF was to secure the aircraft networks and communication links from intentional threats, enable surveillance of aircraft, and minimize protected airspace intrusions.

Aviation Safety: WINCOMM (Weather Information Communications)
This project’s purpose was to develop advanced communications and information technologies to enable the high-quality and timely dissemination of strategic weather information between the flight deck and ground users as well as tactical turbulence hazard information between relevant aircraft and to the ground.

ICNS Conference
The Integrated Communications Navigation and Surveillance (ICNS) Conference, jointly sponsored by government and industry, addresses research and development of integrated CNS technologies for advanced aeronautical digital information systems and applications supporting the future national and global air transportation systems. The Conference is focused on understanding CNS programs, plans, research and technology, and other relevant issues for both near/mid-term (by 2015) and far-term (beyond 2015) time frames. In 2007, NASA began transitioning the event to IEEE and AIAA oversight.

Space-Based Technologies (SBT)
Content forthcoming.

Virtual Airspace Modeling and Simulation (VAMS)
The NASA Glenn Research Center Airspace Concept Evaluation System (ACES) is the non-real-time simulation environment composed of interoperable models representing the gate-to-gate actions and highly coupled interactions between key participants within the national airpspace system (NAS).