GPS and the Next Generation Air Transportation System
About the Speaker
Joseph Post is Acting Director of Systems Analysis & Modeling and Manager of NAS Modeling in the FAA’s NextGen organization. He is responsible for cost, benefit, and performance analysis for all things NextGen.. Mr. Post has 30 years of experience in aerospace, defense, and civil aviation. He holds degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT, Electrical Engineering from Yale University, and Economics from George Mason University. Mr. Post is an instrument-rated pilot.
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The Federal Aviation Administration and its partners in the aviation industry are engaged in an unprecedented effort to modernize air transportation. The Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NextGen, will replace outmoded terrestrial navigation and surveillance systems, and analog voice communications, with modern, space-based digital technologies, thereby increasing operating efficiencies, enhancing safety, and improving environmental performance.
The speaker will describe the NextGen concept and technologies, with particular emphasis on NextGen's Global Positioning System (GPS) applications. He will describe how Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B), Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS), Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS), and Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) will be used to improve the performance of air transportation.
Grand Forks, ND
Post, Joseph, "GPS and the Next Generation Air Transportation System" (2012). Space Studies Colloquium. 49.