Colloquium Series Continues on April 2nd
The Spring 2012 Space Studies Colloquium Series focuses on the general theme "Consequences of a Growing Dependency on Space Technology " and will feature several leading experts in the field.
The second presentation in this series will feature Joseph Post, Manager, NAS Modeling and Simulation at the FAA
Topic: “GPS and the Next Generation Air Transportation System”
Date: Monday, April 2nd, 2012
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Ryan Hall, Room 111
About the Topic: 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.
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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