Accession Number : AD0744481

Title :   Extension of a Capacity Concept to Dual-Use Runways and Multi-Runway Configurations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Horn,W. A.

Report Date : DEC 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : The document is based on a previous investigation which yielded a maximum throughput rate concept for the capacity of a facility serving a single stream of customers of various types, in particular a runway serving a stream of landing aircraft. The present study develops four extensions of this concept, of progressively broader scope, to facilities serving several customer-streams. An explicit capacity-formula is derived for each extension. The second extension is applied to a runway serving both landings and takeoffs, while the final extension provides a theoretical basis for evaluating the capacity of complexes of runways at airports. An appendix gives several illustrations of how such results can be used to analyze the enhancement of capacity of appropriate settings of operational parameters. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, *QUEUEING THEORY), STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, LINEAR PROGRAMMING, OPTIMIZATION, RUNWAYS

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE