Software tools to support research on airport departure planning

Francis Carr, Antony Evans, Eric Feron, John Paul Clarke

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A simple, portable and useful collection of software tools has been developed for the analysis of airport surface traffic. The tools are based on a flexible and robust traffic-flow model, and include calibration, validation and simulation functionality for this model. Several different interfaces have been developed to help promote usage of these tools, including a portable Matlab™ implementation of the basic algorithms; a web-based interface which provides online access to automated analyses of airport traffic based on a database of real-world operations data which covers over 250 U.S. airports over a 5-year period; and an interactive simulation-based tool currently in use as part of a college-level educational module. More advanced applications for airport departure traffic include taxi-time prediction and evaluation of "windowing" congestion control.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1D31-1D39
Number of pages1
JournalAIAA/IEEE Digital Avionics Systems Conference-Proceedings
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

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