Accession Number : AD0700814

Title :   AN ANALYTICAL INVESTIGATION OF AIR TRAFFIC IN THE VICINITY OF TERMINAL AREAS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE OPERATIONS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Odoni,Amedeo R.

Report Date : DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 203

Abstract : Several analytical models for air-traffic in the general air terminal area are constructed, to explore some questions about air-traffic congestion. Attention is first focused on a single runway which is used exclusively for landings. A similar analysis is performed for a runway which is used only for take-offs. The results from the basic models are used in order to develop expressions about queueing and delay characteristics associated with various operations. In particular, an original method for modelling the arrivals queue is developed. The possibility of inserting departures between successive arrivals, thus increasing airport capacity, is also examined in detail. Several parameters of interest associated with this situation are computed. Some numerical results are presented along with a qualitative discussion of various issues. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TERMINAL FLIGHT FACILITIES, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*AIR TRAFFIC, ANALYSIS), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, FACTOR ANALYSIS, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, QUEUEING THEORY, PROBABILITY, PROBLEM SOLVING, AIR TRANSPORTATION, THESES

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE