Luciad Display Product Used in FAA Terminal Flight Data Manager Reference Implementation

  Luciad Display Product Used in FAA Terminal Flight Data Manager Reference

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON DC, November 6, 2012

WASHINGTON DC, November 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

An aviation-oriented display product from Luciad, the market leader in high
performance visualization for Situational Awareness applications in Aviation,
was used for a key component of the US Federal Aviation Administration
Terminal Flight Data Manager (FAA TFDM) reference implementation at the
Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) International airport.

The FAA commissioned MIT Lincoln Laboratory (MIT LL) to develop a prototype
reference implementation for TFDM, a new terminal automation platform. MIT LL
selected Luciad software for the development of the Tower Information Display
System (TIDS) traffic situational awareness prototype display and completed
the initial implementation in less than 4 months. The prototype TIDS display
was shadow demonstrated in field tests at the DFW airport, and
Human-In-The-Loop (HITL) simulation tests at the FAA William J. Hughes
Technical Center in 2010 & 2011.

"The speed of development of the Luciad software, combined with the support
for open aeronautical exchange models and 4D data representation, enabled MIT
LL to rapidly develop the reference implementation," said Lode Missiaen, CEO
at Luciad Inc. "Luciad is pleased that its products are used by MIT LL to set
the standard and demonstrate advanced Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
concepts in the TIDS application."

The Luciad based TIDS application provides an integrated tower-user display
suite for surface traffic information, taxi routing and airport status.
Luciad's technology allows the consolidation of disparate legacy tower systems
into a single common operating picture and provides a highly scalable

The FAA solicitation release for the full operational TFDM capability is
expected in Q4 2013 with award in Q3 2014.

About Luciad

Luciad is the supplier of choice for leading Systems Integrators, at both the
National and International level, for their Situational Awareness applications
in mission-critical C4ISR and ATC/ATM systems.

Luciad's International customer base includes AENA, Belgocontrol, Boeing,
Cassidian, DFS, EADS, ENAV, EUROCONTROL, FAA, Frequentis, Lockheed Martin,
LVNL, NATO, NATS, NavCanada, NLR, Saab, SAIC, Sagem, STNA, Thales and Thales
Raytheon Systems.


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