Database Engineer Helps Make Aviation Research Soar
November 29, 2012
The old axiom "your results are only as good as your data" lies at the heart of Annise Ginyard's work at MITRE. She is a database technical software engineer within the Center for Advanced Aviation System Development (CAASD), the federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) operated by MITRE for the Federal Aviation Administration.
Fielding a Low-Cost Solution to Runway Incursions
November 20, 2012
The worst accident in aviation history—the 1977 collision of two Boeing 747s on a runway in the Canary Islands, which claimed 583 lives—resulted from a runway incursion. Currently, about 950 runway incursions, or RIs—where aircraft enter or cross an active runway without permission—occur every year. As the 1977 tragedy reminds us, some of the events have the potential for disastrous consequences. Thanks to the efforts of a team of MITRE engineers, however, the frequency of these incidents may soon decline.
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