Integrated Surveillance for the Next Generation Air Transportation System. Final Report of the Integrated Surveillance Study Team
JOINT PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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Effective operation of the national air transportation system - for civil aviation, national defense, and homeland security - rests on accurate airspace situational awareness. While progress has been made by the U.S. Government in fielding surveillance capabilities to support this situational awareness, gaps remain that cause operational risks and stand as obstacles to achieving the vision for the Next Generation Air Transportation System NextGen. Creation of a formal interagency governance mechanism for Integrated Aviation Transportation System Surveillance also referred to as Integrated Surveillance would provide a synergy of effort in policy development, requirements generation, technology maturation, and acquisition and operation of surveillance systems, leading to improved overall capabilities and overall cost savings. This report outlines current key deficiencies in integrated surveillance as well as national surveillance needs projected forward to 2025 for U.S. sovereign airspace, air approaches to the United States, and U.S. airport movement areas. These areas are considered critical to providing appropriate aviation security while maximizing the U.S. Governments ability to provide safe and uninterrupted airborne operations of manned and unmanned aircraft engaged in commerce, defensesecurity of the homeland, and other flight operations. This report was compiled by the Integrated Surveillance Study Team ISST, consisting of members from the Joint Planning and Development Office JPDO, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Department of Defense DoD, and the Department of Homeland Security DHS. Multiple departments and agencies have a need for Aviation Transportation System surveillance information and have existing resources and planned programs to meet their mission needs the FAA, DHS, DoD and Department of Commerce.
- Commercial and General Aviation
- Civil Defense