This paper considers the problem of intersecting aircraft flows under decentralized conflict avoidance rules. Using an Eulerian standpoint (aircraft flow through a fixed control volume), new air traffic control models and scenarios are defined that enable the study of long-term airspace stability problems. Considering a class of two intersecting aircraft flows, it is shown that airspace stability, defined both in terms of safety and performance is preserved under specific decentralized conflict resolution algorithms. A performance bound is derived and examples show that this bound is tight. A comparison is made with centralized approaches to conflict resolution. © 2000 The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. All rights reserved.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||18th Applied Aerodynamics Conference|
|Publisher||American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.email@example.com|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2000|