Air Traffic Control


We have observed that all electronic equipment, including communications equipment and computers, have significantly increased their capabilities over      time, while they  have also significantly reduced size, power consumption and cost.  The same can be done with air traffic    management systems (ATMS).

All the technology to      allow pilotless aircraft to fly anywhere in the world has been available for      quite some time.  As a matter of fact, military pilotless automatic      guidance and air-traffic-control systems have been available for over 20 years.    Yet, such a system has not been deployed for civil aviation use.        The ATLAS-ATMS will allow any type      of VTOL commercial aircraft      (non-military) with the appropriate onboard artificial intelligence flight      management computer system to take off and land vertically without the aid of a      human pilot, in any weather conditions in which the aircraft is capable of      flying.  The ATMS will also automatically manage      all aircraft for all airports within its assigned coverage area.

The ATLAS-ATMS will ONLY be      available for non-military use.          The air-traffic automated autopilot pilotless guidance      system includes many redundant navigation, control and guidance systems,      along with its artificial intelligence decision making system.  All of      this will be packaged in a  fault-tolerant computer system.            All navigation communication systems will use state-of-the-art encryption technology, to prevent unauthorized access into the system.

In order to provide multiple users access to the service,      open source interface to the air-traffic-control system will be available.     There will be several levels of access into the controlled airspace, from local    privately piloted aircraft, to commercial heavy aircraft, to long-distance    automatically piloted aircraft.          Legacy      and future aircraft will interface with the ATC in      one of two ways:

  • Pilot assistance system (PAS) will be available to retrofit all current aircraft.  The PAS          will provide increased safety and navigation options for the pilot, including          GPS, navigational maps, weather, collision avoidance, and even autopilot          interface in many aircraft, and will allow safe integration of legacy          aircraft into the ATMS.  This will allow the ATMS to have full knowledge of the position,          speed, heading and flight plan of all aircraft.
  • The ATLAS automatic          piloting system will provide the above services, as well as full          operational control of the aircraft, from takeoff to landing.          The ATLAS automatic piloting systems’ final decision will always be made by the ATLAS onboard pilot artificial            intelligence flight navigation computer system, which will be in          contact with the ATMS system via redundant radio          and satellite independent systems.  Though there is no foreseeable          reason as to why the onboard system will ever lose communication with the ATMS, the onboard ATLAS system will have enough          artificial intelligence to safely complete a flight, even in the event of total communication loss.

The following is a list of onboard sensor guidance systems used by the ATLAS artificial intelligence       pilot:

  1. Redundant GPS, GLONASS, Galileo          (GNSS), Compass, Beidou positioning systems
  2. Inertial          mechanical navigation system
  3. Inertial          laser navigation system
  4. IFR (when available in controlled airspace)
  5. Radar for topography,          weather and collision avoidance
  6. Radar altimeter
  7. Laser altimeter
  8. Microwave altimeter
  9. Laser designator landing systems
  10. Artificial Intelligence          computer image            recognition—for identifying flight and landing terrain features
  11. 1cm accuracy positioning          dual -radio triangulation and data communication system—located on cell          phone towers
  12. Backup – Remote human          piloting via encrypted secure satellite links
  13. Backup – Remote human          piloting via encrypted secure local radio data communication system located          on cell phone towers

COST: $100M USD to develop the ATLAS ATMS and the ATLAS onboard artificial intelligence piloting system    hardware and software.



ESTIMATED MINIMUM DEPLOYMENT COST per country: $165M           

DEPLOYMENT TIME: 18 months per country that already has       dual      independent cell phone service.

By the way, if there are any thoughts about copying the design and building it without our input, we advise that there are numerous critical design features not mentioned here. One would therefore find it less expensive, easier and much quicker to involve us. We are interested to talk with people who wish to work and develop with us, join us vs. most likely fail and still run the risk that we get it done first and much better.

In reality there are very few engineering architects in the world that have 20+ years of hands on experience designing and developing very large complex hardware and software systems, these skills along with management skills are a must to build such a complex and interactive system, we have a some of these folks in our team and we know how to hire the rest.  Therefore we can do this project for $100M vs. $1B, many more years in development and still fail.  We have learned from many large-scale project failures, therefore we are confident that we are among the best in the world do this in the time frame and budget specified.