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A non-time segmented modeling for air-traffic flow management problem with speed dependent fuel consumption formulation

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A non-time segmented modeling for air-traffic flow management problem with speed dependent fuel consumption formulation

Akgunduz, Ali and Kazerooni, Helia (2018) A non-time segmented modeling for air-traffic flow management problem with speed dependent fuel consumption formulation. Computers & Industrial Engineering . ISSN 03608352 (In Press)

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cie.2018.05.046

Abstract

Aircraft en-route flight planning is one of the major challenges for Air Traffic Control operations. Poor planning results in undesirable congestion in the air-traffic network, causing major economic losses for both airline companies and the public. Furthermore, heavy congestion generates flight safety risks due to increased possibility of mid-air conflict. To address these problems, this paper introduces a non-time segmented en-route flight plan formulation with rerouting options for aircrafts in a 3-dimensional (3D) capacitated airspace. Novelty of the proposed mathematical model is the non-time segmented formulation that captures exact arrival and departure times to/from each air-sector. The proposed formulation also incorporates sector capacity changes due to changing weather conditions during planning horizon. Moreover, the speed dependent fuel consumption rate is introduced as a factor in thezone-based air traffic flow management problem. In order to handle the problem sizes similar to those in real-world cases, we proposed a sequential solution heuristics. The performance of the sequential solution method is demonstrated through various test cases.

Divisions:Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Akgunduz, Ali and Kazerooni, Helia
Journal or Publication:Computers & Industrial Engineering
Date:2018
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.1016/j.cie.2018.05.046
Keywords:Air traffic flow management; Non-time segmented formulation; Conflict-free flight; Re-routing; Fuel consumption; Dynamic air-sector capacity
ID Code:983932
Deposited By: ALINE SOREL
Deposited On:06 Jun 2018 13:05
Last Modified:06 Jun 2018 13:05

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