WASHINGTON — NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, Aviation Safety Program, Washington, has awarded approximately $138,000 to the Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, N.C., for work described in their NASA research announcement proposal entitled “Characterization of Airborne Runway Incursion Sensors.” The Aviation Safety Program also awarded approximately $131,000 to North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C., for work described in their proposal entitled “Testing and Validation of a Psychologically Defined Metric of Display Clutter.”

These awards will foster close collaboration with and facilitate the exchange of ideas and information among researchers at NASA, industry, academia, and other government agencies to benefit the nation’s aeronautics community.

The Aviation Safety Program conducts cutting-edge research dedicated to improving the safety of current and future aircraft operating in the National Airspace System. The research focus is on the way vehicles are designed, built, operated, and maintained. Scientists and engineers in this program develop principles, guidelines, concepts, tools, methods, and technologies to address four areas: Aircraft Aging and Durability, Integrated Intelligent Flight Deck Technologies, Integrated Vehicle Health Management, and Integrated Resilient Aircraft Control.

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