This paper presents a new methodology that aims to rapidly generate 3-D sector proximity maps, which indicate the probability of presence of at least one or two aircraft at any given point in a considered sector. The maps are generated using an aircraft flow model driven from historical data. Time-varying flow characteristics such as routes, speed, probability density function of the inter-arrival time between two consecutive aircraft, were determined using ETMS data. The maps are intended to be a predictive tool for traffic flow management in order to anticipate for a given time period how different flows may interact together and to predict which "critical" regions may be subject to possible conflict between aircraft. Copyright © 2010 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||AIAA Infotech at Aerospace 2010|
|State||Published - Dec 16 2010|