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May 29, 2009

Beth Dickey
Headquarters, Washington

Rachel Prucey
Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.


NASA Awards Contract for Airspace Concept Evaluation System

WASHINGTON - NASA has selected the Raytheon Company of Waltham, Mass., to receive an Airspace Concept Evaluation System, or ACES, follow-on contract valued at $29 million.

This is a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract that begins June 1. The base contract lasts two years and has three one-year options.

Under the terms of the contract, the company will provide research support to the Airspace Systems Program of NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate for the design of advanced air traffic management concepts and software, and development and maintenance for the ACES system-wide modeling and simulation tool. The principal objectives of this research are to enhance, extend and integrate the ACES's high fidelity analyses and scenario development of Next Generation Air Transportation System air traffic management concepts and capabilities.

The work will be performed at the Raytheon Company's facility in Marlborough, Mass., at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., and under subcontracts at the following locations: Aerospace Computing Inc. in Mountain View, Calif.; Intelligent Automation Inc. in Rockville, Md.; Mosaic ATM Inc. in Leesburg, Va.; PDA Associates in Wayland, Mass.; and Sensis Corporation in Campbell, Calif.

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