Accession Number:

ADA456912

Title:

Intelligent Semantic Query of Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 2002-Mar 2006

Corporate Author:

BBN TECHNOLOGIES CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

The goal of this project was to develop computer technology to make NOTAM information available to Air Mobility Command AMC flight personnel flight planners, managers and pilots, in a more timely and effective way. NOTAMs are notices containing information on the conditions, or changes to, aeronautical facilities, services, procedures, or hazards, which are essential information for flight operations. This project was part of the AFRLIF Integrated Flight Management IFM Advanced Technology Demonstration ATD, whose goals were to advance the search, retrieval, handling, use and dissemination of raw resource data required by Air Mobility Command AMC as it pertains to their mission planning and the optimal use of available mobility resources. To automate the search, retrieval, and dissemination of NOTAMs, it is essential that the critical parts of the information content of NOTAMs be made understandable to computers. There are two components to this, parsing which extracts key information from NOTAM free text and representation which provides formal display of the extracted NOTAM content. This work developed a new parsing system and innovative displays to address the needs of Mobility flight planners. Though originally developed strictly for AMC, this work has been successfully transitioned beyond just AF and DOD applications.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE