FAA Office of Environment and Energy Leads Research Analyses

May 10, 2013

As part of its tool development effort, the FAA Office of Environment and Energy leads research analyses of policy outcomes to uncertainties in input parameters and assumptions of different tools. PARTNER Project 48, Development Of A Distributed Approach To System Level Uncertainty Quantification, will develop an approach to perform a system-level uncertainty quantification analysis. This system-level assessment will quantify how input uncertainties propagate through a system comprising multiple modeling components. Specifically, researchers are interested in quantifying how uncertainties at the aircraft design level propagate through the Environmental Toolsuite and contribute to uncertainty in overall policy outcomes.

MIT's Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment will conduct the research under lead investigator Professor Karen Willcox. Rhett Jefferies will manage the project for the FAA.