OGC Calls for Participation in FAA Information Dissemination Pilot

Please note: This Request is scheduled to close on 18 October 2010 at 9:00 PM EDT.

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has issued a Request for Quotations/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) to solicit proposals in response to requirements for the Special Activity Airspace (SAA) Dissemination Pilot, sponsored by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


The RFQ/CFP is below. Responses are due by October 18, 2010. A bidders’ teleconference will be held on October 4, 2010. The Point of Contact for the SAA SWIM Pilot is Nadine Alameh nalameh [at] opengeospatial.org.


The FAA SAA Dissemination Pilot will extend the SAA SWIM Services to enable the dissemination of SAA information (including updates and schedule changes) to National Airspace System (NAS) stakeholders and other external users via services that implement OGC Web Services (OWS) standards.


In support of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), the FAA SWIM program seeks to achieve systems interoperability and information management for diverse Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems using Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA). The FAA SWIM capabilities include supporting the exchange of SAA information between operational ATM systems. SAAs include Special Use Airspaces (SUA) - regions of airspace designated for use by the military ensuring no other traffic uses that airspace during scheduled times.


The FAA SAA DisseminationPilot shall build on SAA SWIM Services leveraging the OGC Web Feature Service (WFS), the OGC Feature Portrayal Service (FPS), the (draft) Event Service and the Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM), Support the filtering, access and portrayal of SAA information as well as the notification to subscribed users of SAA updates and schedule changes,and support the evolution towards end-to-end automated information flow from the US Department of Defense (DoD) - originators of SAA activation requests - to airlines and other NAS stakeholders.