Weather Forecast for Aircraft Routes

NextGen federal Systems

The Impact


Bringing automated weather impact models that assist on advisories and operations.

The Client

NextGen Federal Systems (NextGen) is an innovative information technology and professional services provider specializing in advanced software solutions & services. Core areas of expertise include C4ISR Software Development, Modern IT Systems Engineering, Modeling and Simulation, and Cyber Security & Data Management.

The Challenge

NextGen developed an IMPACT system to provide innovative ways of dynamically generating/assessing weather constraints on operations. Specifically, the IMPACT system analyzes gridded weather forecasts to determine effects on planned aircraft routes.

The Solution

IMPACT approaches the problem of high dimensionality and scalability by using icCube to build weather data models that store weather forecast data at multiple resolutions using aggregate measures to provide rapid queries.

  • Programmatically loads fact tables and builds schemas via XMLA using the icCube Management API,
  • Queries the schemas using MDX.
"Using OLAP techniques, the IMPACT system is able to analyze all the weather for all the missions all the time."

Jeremy Loomis

Chief Software Architect