Overview

In July 2015, The MITRE Corporation opened its first international research and development facility: MITRE Asia Pacific Singapore (MAPS). The initial focus of the office and laboratory is on air traffic management in an effort to help the region adapt to rapidly accelerating demand. However, the integrated facility will also be able to easily and securely connect to research simulation capabilities of other organizations. The ultimate goal is to create a collaborative environment for governments, industry, and academia to conduct joint research and analysis on a variety of global challenges.

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Projects

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Smart Digital Tower
The "smart digital tower" is a new concept in air traffic control. MITRE recently explored a groundbreaking application of this concept for Singapore's busy Changi Airport. Read the Project Story.

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Asia Pacific Safety Information Sharing Demonstration Project
In the Asia Pacific, four nations and 12 aviation industry partners have launched a collaborative project that uses shared aviation data to identify potential safety issues and address them before serious incidents can occur. Read the Project Story.

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Merging and Spacing Tools
Singapore is exploring ways to handle traffic more efficiently as air traffic continues to increase rapidly in the Asia Pacific. MITRE recently supported that goal with research on decision support tools for more efficiently merging and spacing aircraft on their landing approach. Read the Project Story.

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Threat Model for a Ground-Based Augmentation System
MITRE contributed to the development of a Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS) for Singapore Changi Airport by collecting and analyzing anomalies in the ionosphere. MITRE's analysis will give the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) data to certify the GBAS, thereby enhancing airport operations while demonstrating its leadership in aviation technology in the region.

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Obstacle Limitation Surfaces Evaluation
MITRE is helping the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) assess the feasibility of modernizing the obstacle limitation standards at Changi Airport. MITRE's work could help CAAS support economic development by allowing certain land around the airport to be released for higher-density use with less stringent protection boundaries.

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Concept of Operations for Three Runway Independent Mixed Mode Operations at Changi, Singapore
To address future operational needs, MITRE is helping the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) develop a Concept of Operations (ConOps) to maximize the capacity of a planned three-runway system at Changi Airport.

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