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Formulation of a Method to Assess Technologies for the Improvement of Airport Capacity

By Dr. Dimitri, Dimitri N. Mavris, Asst Professor, Elena Garcia and Ph. D. C


Commercial air transportation growth and airline deregulation in recent years have resulted in traffic volume beyond the capacity of existing airports and air traffic control. This excess traffic often results in delays and the subsequent revenue loss for airline operators. Therefore, a number of initiatives to improve airport capacity and throughput have been proposed. These initiatives include a wide variety of technologies ranging from runway independent vehicles to vortex sensing systems. However, in order to assess the impact of these technologies on commercial air traffic one must move beyond the vehicle to a system-of-systems point of view. The technologies proposed for the improvement of airport capacity require a modeling and simulation environment that can account for an airline's flight network as well as a fleet composed of various aircraft types. The Aviation Systems Analysis Capability (ASAC) model, developed by the Logistics Management Institute under a NASA contract, m..

Year: 2000
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