RESULTS: 2016 ACC YOUNG PROFESSIONALS INNOVATION COMPETITION

Scope
Think about the many factors of change that are affecting the modern aviation industry.  Creative thinking from new leaders will be vital as the industry continues to adapt to these factors.  ACC is seeking new, innovative ideas from young professionals in aviation.  These innovations can be technical or operational in nature, and can fall within any discipline of airport development, but should be an original concept or a unique improvement to an existing model or practice that furthers development and addresses growing challenges at airports. 

Scoring Criteria 
35% Originality 
24% Potential
25% Feasibility
15% Presentation Quality


2016 Submissions:

First Place

CURBSHARE
Tyler Eighmy, Populous 
Timarie Trarbach, Populous  
John Barnthouse, Populous 
Josey Shaw, Populous 

This project proposes an arrival sequence for passengers at an airport curb, based on the transit needs of individuals, in order to streamline a seamless experience when leaving an airport terminal.  

Second Place

ALL GENDER RESTROOMS
Tania Gharechedaghy, San Francisco International Airport 
Derrick Homer, San Francisco International Airport 
Julia Katz, PGH Wong Engineering, Inc. 
Trudy Homer, PGH Wong Engineering, Inc. 

This project proposes an innovated approach to how and why airports should implement gender-neutral restrooms. 

Third Place (TIE) 

REDESIGNING AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWERS FOR THE FUTURE
Manuel Herrera, Jacobson Daniels 
Chris Groh, Kutchins & Groh 

This project proposes a completely unmanned air traffic control (UATC) system to be implemented in order to eradicate human error. 

Third Place (TIE) 

THE H-UV-ER CRAFT
Kyle Garrison, Parsons
Andre Prince, Parsons
Tyler Overstreet, Parsons

This project proposes a new airplane sanitation technique using automated drones and UV technology. 


Other Submissions 

Integrated Travel System
David Gordon, RS&H 
Gareth Hanley, RS&H 
Daniel Pruim, Myrtle Beach International Airport 
Daniel Schoenberg, American Airlines

High Performance Airports 
Joshua Heth, San Francisco International Airport 
Raniel Camacho, San Francisco International Airport
Jennie Santoro, HNTB 
Ken Poon, HNTB 

Passenger Baggage and Data Management Through Common-Use Infrastructure 
Cody Parham, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. 
Celso Rodriguez, Infax, Inc. 
Sarah Sourial, Revision, Inc. 
Jennifer Williams, City of Austin Aviation Department

Evaluation the Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and LiDAR for FAR Part 39 Inspections, Obstruction Analysis, and Airfield Maintenance 
Chaim Van Prooyen, HJAIA 
Katie Eleam, Michael Baker International 
Jason Shivar, Michael Baker International  
Justin Gobbel, Pond & Company 

Track-A-Bag (TABS) System 
Api Appulingam, RS&H 
Kirsten Brown, Urban Engineers 
Swapnil Shah, Philadelphia International Airport
Patrick Williams, Urban Engineers