Propulsion and Energy Systems to Reduce Commercial Aviation Carbon Emissions
The National Research Council will convene an ad hoc committee to develop a national research agenda with the objective of reducing life-cycle carbon emissions from commercial aviation globally, even if air traffic grows as expected. The recommended research agenda will consist of a prioritized set of research projects of importance to the national and international commercial aeronautics community, and it will focus on advances in technologies and capabilities that can only be achieved through substantial research and technology development.
Review of the Federal Aviation Administration Research Plan on Certification of New Technologies Into the National Airspace System
An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the National Research Council will conduct an assessment of the Federal Aviation Administration’s plan for research on methods and procedures to improve both confidence in and the timeliness of certification of new technologies for their introduction into the National Airspace System (NAS).
Space Technology Industry-Government-University Roundtable
The NRC Space Technology Industry-Government-University Roundtable (STIGUR) convenes senior-most representatives from industry, universities, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and other government agencies to define and explore critical issues related to NASA's space technology research agenda.
Committee on Biological and Physical Sciences in Space
The overarching purpose of the committee is to support scientific progress in space research in the biological, medical, and physical sciences and assist the federal government in integrating and planning programs in these fields. The scope for CBPSS spans plant and microbial biology, animal and human physiology, and basic and applied physical sciences, in the context of understanding the role of gravity in living and physical systems in order to develop capabilities required for space exploration, and using the space environment as a tool of science to advance knowledge.
Aeronautics Research and Technology Roundtable
The Aeronautics Research and Technology Roundtable (ARTR) convenes senior-most representatives from industry, universities and NASA to define and explore critical issues related to NASA’s aeronautics research agenda that are of shared interest; to frame systems-level research issues; and to explore options for public-private partnerships that could support rapid, high-confidence knowledge transfer. This forum will be designed to facilitate candid dialogue among participants, to foster greater partnership among the NASA-related aeronautics community, and, where appropriate, carry awareness of consequences to the wider public.
Review of the Enterprise Architecture, Software Development Approach, and Safety and Human Factor Design of the Next Generation Air Transportation System
This study is led by the Computer Science & Telecommuncations Board.