SOURCE: BridgeNet International

BridgeNet International

May 19, 2011 18:00 ET

BridgeNet International Launches Its VOLANS Flight and Airspace Simulation Software

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - May 19, 2011) - BridgeNet International, specializing in airport environmental, acoustical engineering and airspace modeling, officially launched its VOLANS software at the Tactical Network Topology (TNT) USSOCOM NPS. This launch represents BridgeNet's official offering of its web-based 3D software to industry and its partners.

"After many years of R&D and testing in situ, we are thrilled to release VOLANS," said Paul Dunholter, president, BridgeNet International. "VOLANS is an excellent tool to render airspace and NextGen procedures in 3D for use by airports and government agencies, showing how airspace will look using performance-based procedures throughout the world. We knew TNT USSOCOM NPS was the right environment to officially launch VOLANS as it fosters new technology and applications."

VOLANS is a web-based application to create, evaluate, and display flight operations in three dimensions. The software evaluates the acoustic and environmental impacts from Performance Based Procedures, providing a display of noise impacts using various acoustic parameters including A-weighted noise levels and audibility detection. VOLANS can be used for all classes of aircraft operations from commercial jets to small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

Key features of the software include a flight procedure developer that allows a user to create flight paths and procedures which can be flown in the program. Procedures can be conventional, performance-based such as RNAV/RNP, or UAV operations using operational parameters of the specific aircraft type. The software can also be used as an environmental tool with its built in audibility and narrowband detection for display and analysis of potential noise levels. Users can create flight paths and procedures to determine the noise level and audibility of aircraft activity.

BridgeNet International is providing its VOLANS flight tracking software and video services to the FAA for use with the FAA's Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) training for J.C. Johns' Education and Training Presentations. BridgeNet delivers rapid prototyping of future airspace procedures using GNSS technology to educate employees and the public of the advantages of implementing NextGen.

About BridgeNet International
BridgeNet International is an acoustical engineering and consulting firm specializing in the design, implementation and management of airport noise-abatement programs, airport environmental issues, and customized software solutions. BridgeNet International is dedicated to providing experienced and leading acoustical engineering services and airspace simulation to industries and businesses in which noise management, analysis, reporting and abatement methods are demanded. Its headquarters are in Newport Beach, Calif.

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