Accession Number : AD0744239

Title :   Continued Analysis of a Capacity Concept for Runway and Final-Approach Path Airspace.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Goldman,A. J. ; Steele,W. A. ; Horn,W. A.

Report Date : APR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 157

Abstract : In a previous study, a 'maximum throughput rate' concept for the capacity of a runway and its associated final-approach path airspace was developed, represented by a simple mathematical formula, and given illustrative application in the context of a stream of IFR CTOL landings. The present report continues this line of investigation. The capacity formulation is generalized to admit aircraft-type-dependent separation minima. Algebraic tests are developed to aid in identifying both those situations in which in-air separation requirements are the dominant limiters of capacity, and the opposite extreme in which long occupancy of the runway by arriving planes is the critical bottleneck. Simplified upper bounds on (numerical) capacity are derived. An analysis is made of the capacity-increasing potential of certain types of deviation from first-come-first-served acceptance of aircraft. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLIGHT PATHS, *APPROACH), (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, *AIRCRAFT LANDINGS), TERMINAL FLIGHT FACILITIES, INSTRUMENT FLIGHT, CIVIL AVIATION, SCHEDULING, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, MONTE CARLO METHOD, DECISION MAKING, AVIATION SAFETY

Subject Categories : Commercial and General Aviation
      Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE