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Airport Cooperative Research Program

The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) is an applied research program that develops near-term solutions to problems facing airport-operating agencies that are not being adequately addressed by existing federal research programs. ACRP is managed by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies and sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The research is conducted by contractors who are selected on the basis of competitive proposals.

Research contractors for ACRP succinctly summarize their findings in language that is understandable to airport industry practitioners. Results are presented in published reports and online, digital documents. Presently, there are over 80 ACRP publications.

The mission of the Transportation Research Board is to provide leadership in transportation innovation and progress through research and information exchange, conducted within a setting that is objective, interdisciplinary, and multimodal. NASAO partners with the Transportation Research Board to further its own objective to provide educational material to aviation professionals.

The ACRP Oversight Committee (AOC) is an independent governing board appointed by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation in October 2005, with representation from airport operating agencies, other stakeholder, and relevant industry organizations. NASAO is a founding member of the AOC and oversees the program’s activity as a member of the board of directors.

For more information visit the ACRP website or click on the links below.


 

TRB’s ACRP Publication Feed
  • Commercial Space Operations Noise and Sonic Boom Modeling and Analysis


    TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)  Web-Only Document 33: Commercial Space Operations Noise and Sonic Boom Modeling and Analysis is the contractor’s final report on the methodology and development for ACRP Research Report 183: User Guides for Noise Modeling of Commercial Space Operations—RUMBLE and PCBoom. ACRP Research Report 183 provides guidance on using RUMBLE 2.0, which predicts rocket noise, and PCBoom4, which has been modified to predict sonic booms from commercial space operat...
  • User Guides for Noise Modeling of Commercial Space Operations—RUMBLE and PCBoom


    TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 183: User Guides for Noise Modeling of Commercial Space Operations—RUMBLE and PCBoom provides guidance on using RUMBLE 2.0, which predicts rocket noise, and PCBoom4, which has been modified to predict sonic booms from commercial space operations. As commercial space launch vehicle activities increase, many noise issues, as well as the effects of sonic booms, will need to be evaluated. The Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT) is design...
  • Contribution of Steel Casing to Single Shaft Foundation Structural Resistance


    TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Report 872: Contribution of Steel Casing to Single Shaft Foundation Structural Resistance proposes revisions to bridge design specifications based on comprehensive analytical and testing programs for investigating the effects of steel casing. Bridges are often constructed with a single enlarged shaft foundation supporting a column. In many cases, the shaft foundation is constructed with a permanent steel casing. The combination of the s...
  • Airport Participation in Oil and Gas Development


    TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 87: Airport Participation in Oil and Gas Development provides airports with practical considerations and responses involving oil and gas extraction. The report documents lessons learned as energy prices went from their highest levels (in the mid-2000s) to some of their lowest (in 2015 and 2016). It includes a compilation of federal, state, and local regulatory frameworks; available airport oil and gas leases; municipal permits and ordinances; an...
  • TR News March-April 2018: Test Track for New Tech


    The March-April 2018 edition of the TR News explores the creation and development of a new mode of transportation. Other articles describe 3-D printing in construction, strategic program delivery, and performance evaluation of guardrail end treatments. The TR News is TRB's bimonthly magazine featuring timely articles on innovative and state-of-the-art research and practice in all modes of transportation. It also includes brief news items of interest to the transportation community, research pays off arti...

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