Employees in the IDEA Lab simulator standing in front of a large video display of an airport

Integration Demonstration and Experimentation for Aeronautics (IDEA) Lab

You can’t hit pause on the National Airspace System to try out new technologies and procedures. MITRE’s state-of-the-art Integration Demonstration and Experimentation for Aeronautics (IDEA) Lab is equipped with the components necessary to run complex simulations and experiments to solve the challenges the nation is facing in aerospace and other transportation related domains.

To enable improvements to today’s global transportation and aerospace systems—and to envision the needs and possibilities for tomorrow—analysts and decision makers need an evaluation setting in which concepts can be quickly matured and vetted with key stakeholder groups. The IDEA Lab provides that setting.

The lab supplies a robust environment for rapid and iterative development and testing, concept refinement, human-in-the-loop experimentation, consensus building, and informed decision making—all done in a way that considers the full range of stakeholder perspectives.

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