air traffic control


Visible to the public NASA proposes new air traffic control system

R. Colin Johnson EE Times (03/18/2010 6:52 PM EDT)
PORTLAND, Ore. --The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sponsored engineers at the Oregon State University (OSU) to design a more efficient air-traffic control system for commercial aircraft. The new system uses smart computer agents to make recommendations to air traffic controllers on how to reduce congestion and avoid bottlenecks, but leaves it up to human experts whether to implement the suggestions.