Participate in Aviation Research

The MITRE Corporation’s Center for Advanced Aviation System Development is seeking aviation professionals to assess new technology and procedures along with roles and responsibilities through various research simulations.
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The MITRE Corporation’s Center for Advanced Aviation System Development (CAASD) is seeking aviation professionals to assess new technology and procedures along with roles and responsibilities through various research simulations. As the FAA’s federally funded research and development center, we conduct research across all segments of aviation, including Air Traffic Control, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), General Aviation, Business Aviation, and Transport Operations. In the future, we may conduct research into commercial space operations as well as other modes of transportation.

CAASD’s research laboratories have tower, terminal, and en-route simulators, as well as several flight decks and UAS simulation platforms. We conduct research across a range of aviation domains. The operations utilized during a particular simulation vary from study to study and may include taxi, departure, en-route, and arrival procedures.

The typical evaluation requires about four hours to complete, but some research may require longer or shorter time commitments. CAASD’s simulation facility is located in McLean, Virginia (suburban Washington, D.C.) but evaluations are sometimes conducted at other research facilities or online.

If you have aviation experience in any of the following domains and are interested in participating, please click the “Sign Up Today!” link and complete a brief questionnaire to submit your contact information and experience.*

  • Transport Pilot
  • Corporate Pilot
  • General Aviation Pilot
  • Small UAS Pilot
  • Air Traffic Control

As new simulation studies become available, MITRE will send you an email with study details and information on how to sign up. There is no obligation to participate in any study, and you can remove your name from our email list at any time.

Thank you for your interest and support to the advancement of aviation!

*MITRE does not share or sell any data with outside companies. For questions or concerns, please contact us at studies@357n.com.

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Read our fact sheet to learn more about the Center for Advanced Aviation System Development.