Stability of intersecting aircraft flows under centralized and decentralized conflict avoidance rules

David Dugail, Zhi Hong Mao, Eric Feron

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Abstract

Considering two intersecting flows of aircraft, this paper provides new stability proofs of aircraft deviation boundedness under decentralized, sequential conflict avoidance rules. In particular, proofs are provided to handle lateral displacement and offset maneuvers. Turning then towards the case of three intersecting aircraft flows using a simplified offset model, this paper provides evidence that simple decentralized conflict avoidance rules may not be closed-loop stable. However, centralized conflict resolution algorithms are proven to be stabilizing, that is, a suitable maneuver pattern is displayed that is resulting in bounded aircraft deviations. © 2001 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

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