Accession Number : AD0763593

Title :   Procedures for Determination of Airport Capacity.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jun 72-Jan 73.

Corporate Author : DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO LONG BEACH CALIF

Report Date : APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 195

Abstract : The report describes the progress made in Phase I of this study. The effort was divided into three major areas: airport planning studies was a user oriented effort to define the requirements for planning tools. Surveys of potential users were made which helped define the format for the Capacity Handbook to be developed later. Definitions of airfield capacity and delay were refined; data collection, involved gathering of operational information relating to airfield performance at fourteen U.S. airports; and models for determining airfield capacity and delay were also developed. For computational efficiency it was decided to use analytical techniques for capacity determination. However, the delay model necessarily had to use Monte Carlo simulation, and the appropriate logic was developed. Volume I of the report describes the main technical development. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRAFFIC, SCHEDULING), (*TERMINAL FLIGHT FACILITIES, *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS), LANDING FIELDS, AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, APPROACH, TAKEOFF, TAXIING, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS, DATA PROCESSING

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE