The Airspace Constraint Analysis and Tool (ACAT) computes metrics for aircraft on their filed route as well as metrics for aircraft that were rerouted to avoid a constraint area. The following is a partial list of data output metrics derived from the ACAT:
The Post Analysis Tool (PAT) is an extension of the ACAT and provides the ability to analyze air traffic patterns over multiple days generating a nominal trajectory for every aircraft identified in the constraint analyzed in the ACAT.
The Terminal Area Assessment Tool (TAAT) provides metric for the terminal airspace; either a radius around the airport, or a collection of terminal sector airspaces. TAAT was designed to perform analysis of Terminal Structure changes and evaluate performance gains associated with PBN routes and the NextGen TSAS capability. Metrics used include:
The Hold Metrics Analysis computes metrics specific to Hold events by Airport. Results provide a summary of Hold events and includes a daily Rate of Holds and statistics for flights in holding positions.
The Spaceport/Launch Site Feasibility Tool enables user to gain insight into the potential risk drivers associated with hosting commercial space activities out of a potential location. This report will allow users to make informative decisions on to proceed, modify, or mitigate their operation or site to conduct their desired activity.
One of many powerful utilities associated with the Airspace Dynamics Lab the Airspace Complexity Tool. The Complexity Tool is capable of assessing complexity for any volume of airspace, such as a sector or Flight Information Region (FIR). The Complexity Tool can be used to assess typical complexity through a volume of airspace to provide a comparison near real time of projected complexity. The Complexity Tool would be an enhancement to any of the following areas for analysis:
The Separation Analysis Tool computes metrics specific separation events between flights. Results provide a summary of the loss and gain of separation events to include but not limited to aircraft call signs, a daily rate of separation and statistics for those events. Separation analysis tool can also measure excess distance or gained separation between aircraft to determine the measure of efficiency.