The Enhanced Traffic Management System (ETMS) is used by the FAA to predict air traffic surges, gaps and volume, then implement the least restrictive actions necessary to ensure safe and smooth traffic flow. I am involved in designing and developing most of the ETMS features described in this fact sheet.
The Web-based Situation Display (WSD) delivers ETMS capabilities to FAA facilities lacking hard-wired connections, including the temporary sites set up for events like the Masters Golf Tournament and the Oshkosh Fly-In. A limited version of the WSD, called CCSD, is used by nearly all airlines.
The WSD user community is constantly expanding. WSD is now in daily use on Air Force One, at the White House, the Pentagon, NORAD, the FBI, and in military operations centers worldwide.
To satisfy these widely diverse users, WSD emphasizes "visual usability" and rapid situation assessment.
I maintain a broad general understanding of ETMS and am a major contributor to its embodiment in WSD. I develop interactivity and dataflow architecture, and design and develop the graphic display subsystem. I work hands-on in C, C++, Perl, and Flash, on Unix, Linux and Windows systems. And I conduct all WSD usability studies.
The Web-based Situation Display (WSD):
WSD installation at the FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center in Virginia:
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