Air Traffic Cost Assessment Tool (ATCAT) for the SNTB Phase II-X

Robust Analytics developed the Air Traffic Cost Assessment Tool (ATCAT), a model suite that estimates the cost of operating commercial aircraft in the National Airspace System (NAS). ATCAT includes two major components: an individual flight segment module for estimating fuel consumption, flight time, and aircraft operating cost; and a Network Impact Model (NIM) that estimates airline network and cost and revenue impacts from improvements in air traffic management technologies. The model can also use outputs from the NASA Airspace Concept Evaluation System (ACES). Under a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase II-X contract, the ATCAT flight segment module will operate in near real-time and be installed in the SMART NAS Test Bed.