New en-route Traffic Flow Management (TFM) tools are needed to handle the predicted air traffic growth by mitigating congestion, reducing delays and maintaining high safety levels. A large-scale graph abstraction of traffic through an airspace center is extracted from historical navigation data. The network graph model represents aggregated air traffic flows through the airspace. Although exemplified for a typical center, the methodology is generalizable to any airspace. The network is used to support two perspectives on TFM: a centralized approach based on network flow optimization with workload-derived sector constraints, and a decentralized approach based on mean field games.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||SIDs 2011 - Proceedings of the SESAR Innovation Days|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2011|