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NASA Awards Sensis Weather Integration Research Contract

December 9, 2008

The company's Seagull Technology Center will provide recorded real-world and simulated weather data that will be integrated into airspace and traffic operations simulation, along with associated software tools to manage the data and create appropriate scenarios.


EAST SYRACUSE, NY /PRNewswire/ -- Sensis Corp. announced that its Seagull Technology Center has won the NASA research announcement project "Integration of Weather Data into Airspace and Traffic Operations Simulation (ATOS) for Trajectory-Based Operations Research." The project will integrate weather forecast information and weather phenomena into the ATOS air traffic management simulator to ensure future concepts meet critical safety and efficiency targets.

ATOS is a sophisticated, multi-aircraft air traffic management simulator located at NASA Langley Research Center. As NASA's experiments for NextGen ATM solutions evolve, there is a need to integrate real-world weather data into the tests. Sensis will be providing recorded real-world and simulated weather data that will be integrated into ATOS, along with associated software tools to manage the data and create appropriate scenarios.

"Weather is the leading cause of air traffic delays in our National Airspace System," said Marc Viggiano, Sensis Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. "Having realistic weather information and scenarios in ATOS is vital to accurately determine how weather impacts emerging ATM concepts."

Sensis Seagull Technology Center is a leader in modeling and simulation services that enable users to effectively assess the potential impact of future airspace and airport improvements. Providing fast-time and real-time simulations, Sensis modeling and simulation services can generate current and future air-traffic demand scenarios; provide NAS-wide or regional simulations to evaluate current and future air traffic management concepts; and analyze and visualize simulation results.

About Sensis
Sensis Corp. provides sensors, information technology, and simulation and modeling to the world's air navigation service providers, civil aviation authorities, airports, airlines, and militaries. Sensis solutions are deployed around the world.


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