Accession Number : ADA017084

Title :   The Application of Simulation Methods to Intra-Airport Landside Problems.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 1 Jul-30 Dec 74,

Corporate Author : TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : McCabe,L. J. ; Carberry,T. F.

Report Date : SEP 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : This report describes methods of analyzing the flow of people through the airport landside, which is defined as extending between the airport boundary and the arrival/departure gates. Passenger delay for specified flow and holding values is taken as the desirable measure or level of service. Simulation is determined as the best method of analysis. Two types of simulation techniques are: (1) The deterministic accounting model evaluates mean delay or occupancies; and (2) The time oriented queueing theory model determines delay or occupancy distributions. The second is demonstrated as most accurately representing the stochastic interrelationships among the various landside elements. Various existing models are reviewed and two are recommended as offering potential applicability to investigate airport landside traffic.

Descriptors :   *Terminal flight facilities, *Traffic, *Computerized simulation, Ground level, Airports, Ground support, Queueing theory, Passengers, Delay, Assessment, Stochastic processes, Ground vehicles, Scheduling, Routing, FLow, Commercial aviation, Time dependence, Simulation languages

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE