Accession Number : ADA117601

Title :   Airport Landside. Volume III. ALSIM Calibration and Validation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 78-Sep 80,

Corporate Author : TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : McCabe,L ; Gorstein,M

PDF Url : ADA117601

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 209

Abstract : This volume discusses calibration and validation procedures applied to the Airport Landside Simulation Model (ALSIM), using data obtained at Miami, Denver and LaGuardia Airports. Criteria for the selection of a validation methodology are described. The chosen methodology consists of two parts: (1) plotted comparisons of ALSIM output and corresponding field data; and (2) a hypothesis test based upon the probability of occurrence of field data within two simulated standard deviations of the simulated mean at each time point. Five simulation runs with different random number streams were used to produce time series of flow and queue length data at landside processors selected for comparison. Mean values and standard deviations were obtained at each time point for plotted and statistical comparison. Results are displayed in this volume. Satisfactory results were obtained at security stations, parking facility exits, customs and immigration. Ticket counter and curbside facilities failed to display good agreement. Gates, bagclaim areas and car rental counters were not compared for reasons specified in the report.

Descriptors :   *Airports, Planning, Passengers, Processing, Flow, Capacity(Quantity), Computerized simulation, Computer programs, Calibration, Validation

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE