Increased air traffic requires a new system-wide technology that can support the volume of operations projected for the 21st century. This new satellite-based technology is "Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast," or ADS-B. Join host Beth Dickey, NASA's Dr. Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator for the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, and a panel of industry and government experts who'll talk about the United Parcel Service field test, NASA's contribution to the implementation of ADS-B, the significant improvements it can make to air transportation safety and efficiency, and the challenges of phasing it into a complex system that never sleeps.
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