Accession Number : AD0760637

Title :   Models for Runway Capacity Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Harris,Richard M.

Report Date : DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : The report examines a family of mathematical and simulation models for the calculation of single runway IFR capacity. With the basic statistical model one can calculate basic saturation capacity under arrival only and mixed arrival/departure operations. The analysis of less-than-saturation demand is extended by a simple queuing model, and of speed-class sequencing as a Markov process. Capacities for alternative runway configurations, levels of approach control system precision, and changes in aircraft separation standards are predicted. This analysis was used to compare alternative ways of increasing the IFR capacity of both single and parallel runways.

Descriptors :   (*RUNWAYS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*AIRPORTS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TERMINAL AREAS, AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, GEOMETRIC FORMS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, OPERATION, INSTRUMENT FLIGHT, TIME, SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE