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