Mosaic ATM is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a NASA SBIR Phase I contract to provide a service with the capability to analyze alternate flight routes between city pairs that avoid impactful weather and aviation constraints (e.g., TMIs). Initially, alternate routes will be obtained from public sources, such as the National Flight Data Center (NFDC), which contains Coded Departure Routes (CDRs) and preferential routes published on a 56-day update cycle. The long-term goal is for the capability to assess any alternate route, provided it could eventually be accepted by the FAA.

The core of the proposed solution consists of leveraging available TMI information from the Digital Information Platform (DIP), correlating this with publicly available current and forecasted weather, and producing a tool that can determine if an alternate route intersects the constraints while assessing the impact. The tool will be called the Alternate Route Availability Tool, or ARAT.

In a proposed Phase II, ARAT will include a larger suite of tools and capabilities. The concept will shift from one of alternate routes based on city pairs to that of actual flights in operation. The use of DIP will expand, leveraging additional capabilities such as fuser mediated flight information (Fuser) and scheduler predictions.

ARAT will accelerate the implementation of NASA technologies in the current and future NAS by leveraging the DIP platform and providing a means to demonstrate the benefits of DIP. It will expand the benefits of ATD-2 capabilities beyond the D10 TRACON by including routes between all major city-pairs.

Congratulations to the entire team involved in the proposal and slated to develop this influential project.

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