Air Traffic Management
Air traffic management (ATM) encompasses the broad range of systems that interact with air traffic control, including traffic flow management systems, airline operations systems and techniques, and aircraft systems.
CSC specializes in applying the latest information technologies to ATM. This includes business rules, systemwide data and metadata approaches, and CSC’s architecture for developing new decision support tools and integrating them with legacy ATM systems.
The Results of Experience
With more than 30 years' experience in the field, CSC is active in both enhancing today’s ATM system and exploring new operational concepts for the future. Our capabilities include air traffic flow optimization, regional metering, air-ground data link, and tactical air traffic control for all phases of flight. Our solutions range from the research of new concepts and decision support tools to the development, deployment, and operation of ATM systems.
We research, design, develop and deploy new computer systems for:
- Air traffic flow management
- Near-real-time operations and control of air traffic using ground-based and aircraft-based technologies
- Strategic planning (several hours in advance) for near-real-time operations
- Analysis and modeling of potential future operational concepts and future decision support tools
- Security enhancement of the air transportation system
- Modeling of predicted future air transportation loads and potential benefits from new operations concepts and new decision support tools
- Enhanced human-computer interfaces
- Simulation, testing, and data analysis of decision support tools
CSC supported the FAA for more than 30 years and supported NASA for almost as long as the agency existed.
CSC employees are active participants in the Air Traffic Control Association and regularly provide papers and conference briefings at the annual ATCA Conference. CSC specialists also actively participate in RTCA, the industrywide standards organization for ATM. Many CSC specialists are former professors or currently serve as adjunct professors at colleges and universities.