Architecture Of The FAA En Route Air Traffic Control System – ERAM

Case Study 1

Abstract: The En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) program is being deployed by the FAA around the country to replace aging en route air traffic control systems. In this talk we describe the architecture of the ERAM system and how it is being evolved to support other advanced functions for NextGen. The presentation covers the major system functions, physical architecture, and a component-based software architecture to support 24X7 availability.

Presenter’s bio: Tony Ng is a Lockheed Martin Fellow and IEEE Senior Member. He is Chief Architect for the ERAM program and consults for many other aviation systems deployed in the US or internationally. His research interest and publications are in fault-tolerant and real-time systems. Tony holds a PhD, M.S., and B.S in Computer Science from MIT.