Accession Number : AD0745513

Title :   A Simulation Model for Estimating Airport Terminal Area Throughputs and Delays.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. FY 70-71,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Gilsinn,Judith ; Short,E. H. ; Steele,W. A. ; Klavan,D.

Report Date : MAY 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 205

Abstract : The report documents a simulation model (DELCAP) designed to estimate airport throughputs and aircraft delays, taking into account their dependence on the traffic level and mix of user types, the airport configuration, and the separation rules in force. The model is implemented in two parts: a user may elect instead of providing his own, and an event-oriented simulation model. The report includes a discussion of the elements in the airport system which are modeled, a description of the simulation model's logic, and a set of sample outputs. Listings of the model programs, and a user's guide to their operation, appear as appendices. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*AIR TRAFFIC, TERMINAL FLIGHT FACILITIES), AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, TAKEOFF, INSTRUMENT FLIGHT, RANDOM VARIABLES, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, QUEUEING THEORY

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE