Lockheed Martin has helped the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration build and implement a computer system to manage air traffic flow in national airspace.
The En Route Automation Modernization infrastructure is designed to replace a legacy air traffic control platform that FAA has used to monitor planes flying at a high altitude, Lockheed said Thursday.
Stephanie Hill, vice president and general manager of Lockheed’s information systems and global solutions-civil business, said the company and the agency collaborated to deliver the ERAM technology at 20 enroute ATC facilities across the U.S.
Hill, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 list for 2015, added the platform is built to serve as a foundation architecture of FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System.
The company developed ERAM to employ a four-dimensional trajectory model for predicting aircraft and operate with the satellite-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast system.
FAA also intends for the technology to help controllers simultaneously track up to 1,900 aircraft that use U.S. airspace.