Regional Focus: Advancing ATM Research & Development in the Asia Pacific – Spotlight on MITRE Asia Pacific Singapore (MAPS)
Innovation in the ATM industry has become even more crucial in the wake of COVID-19. From improving safety and efficiency through automation, to building resilience, sustainability and scalability, a strong focus on innovation and technology will be required to drive change in a post-pandemic world. To help ANSPs identify and harness new and emerging technologies, research and development centres are playing an increasingly important role in the transformation of ATM.
With that in mind, our second webinar in our Regional Focus series: Advancing ATM Research & Development in Asia Pacific – Spotlight on MITRE Asia Pacific Singapore (MAPS), took place on Thursday 5 November .
MAPS is The MITRE Corporation’s first Research & Development (R&D) centre outside the United States, and the first of its kind in the Asia Pacific region. MAPS provides a collaborative research platform to explore methods for regional harmonisation in cyberspace and aviation, and to facilitate consensus building across a diverse range of stakeholders.
At the webinar we explored some of the latest ATM R&D activities currently underway in (MAPS) including
- Introduction to MAPS
- COVID-19 Planning for air traffic recovery
- Smart/ remote towers: from concept to reality
- Departure spacing tool as decision support for wake turbulence re-categorisation (RECAT)
- Dr. Juliana Goh, Assistant Director and Site Leader, MAPS
- Mr. Mike Robinson, Principal Engineer, MITRE
- Mr. Colin Teo, Senior Human Factors Engineer, MAPS
- Mr. Lui Ho Man, Lead Systems Engineer, MAPS