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Multiyear NREL Study Uses Digital Twin of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to Inform Long-Term Investments at Major Transportation Hubs

Now in the third year of the Athena project, the team has published a series of three journal articles sharing key results on shuttle bus route optimization and expanded parking choices to improve energy use and reduce operational costs at airports.

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Sharing Athena Insights Across the Department of Energy Complex

Athena's Lindy Williams presented at the 2020 Conference on Data Analysis about using machine-learning-enhanced modeling to accurately forecast airport traffic and congestion.

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Monte Lunacek Educates About the Value of Digital Twins

Athena's lead researcher Monte Lunacek presented on how digital twins can optimize airport operations during an Engineering News-Record webinar.

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Planes being loaded at the DFW International Airport

Sharing about Supercomputing Models in Washington, D.C.

Athena's Caleb Phillips is attending the ACRP Airport Terminals and Ground Access Committee meeting, where he's been invited to present about supercomputing models for advanced airport ground mobility.

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Touchdown in Chicago for Airports Going Green presentation

We were excited to visit Chicago and participate in the Airports Going Green 2019 conference panel on Sustainability and Asset Management with our collaborators at LAX and DFW. Looking forward to next year's event!

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UPS, SLC Airport, and Port of Seattle join Athena team

We're thrilled to share that the United Parcel Service (UPS) is now an Athena industry advisor, and Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) and Port of Seattle have joined our technical advisory board.

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Get to know Athena in our new video

Curious about how we're transforming transportation hubs like DFW? Check out our new video to learn about the innovative analysis and personalities behind our project.

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