Concept Engineering

Innovative, Flexible Solutions

Metron Aviation is at the forefront of air traffic management research and development, through its innovative approach called Concept Engineering (CE). The CE methodology includes key components, such as mission analysis, concept exploration and concept deployment. It then uses the Human-In-The-Loop (HITL) exercises to rapidly turn groundbreaking concepts into prototypes and, ultimately, operational systems. A test-bed provides a laboratory for studying the interaction of decision support tools with the decision makers, under a variety of normal and irregular conditions. Operational simulations through this practice dramatically improves delivery schedules and lowers project costs, while helping customers rapidly turn new concepts into deployed capabilities.