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Automated Route Generation for Avoiding Deterministic Weather in Transition Airspace

Jimmy Krozel, Steve Penny, Joseph Prete, Joseph S.B. Mitchell
2007 Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics  
Aircraft are metered at the 200 n mile range so that only one aircraft arrives at a MF at a time, regardless of the weather avoidance route chosen. 3) Free flight: Free-flight [2] routes are synthesized  ...  A flow can be thought of as an opportunity for routing aircraft to satisfy a demand: a “highway in the sky” open for a specified interval of time.  ... 
doi:10.2514/1.22970 fatcat:pvgictyulrfdlmwga6hzikd33q

Design of a flight planning system to reduce persistent contrail formation to reduce greenhouse effects

Harris Tanveer, David Gauntlett, Jhonnattan Diaz, Po-Cheng Yeh
2014 2014 Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium (SIEDS)  
Flight path evaluator: The system shall be able to compare weather to avoid, as well as the GCD route in order to determine the best route to take. 2.3.  ...  After determining cell data along the GCD Route, the system shall be able to evaluate flight path options to choose the best one for the specific flight.  ... 
doi:10.1109/sieds.2014.6829890 fatcat:eouohmz7pfgmtbmwj5dhgx4gu4

Estimating Fuel-Efficient Air Plane Trajectories Using Machine Learning

Jaiteg Singh, Gaurav Goyal, Farman Ali, Babar Shah, Sangheon Pack
2022 Computers Materials & Continua  
This situation warrants the need of an intelligent system for dynamic planning of optimized flight trajectories with least human intervention required.  ...  The flight routes were simulated for four different air routes within Indian airspace.  ...  This situation warrants the need of an intelligent system for dynamic planning of optimized flight trajectories with least human intervention required.  ... 
doi:10.32604/cmc.2022.021657 fatcat:6s2ikz7abjf6lgynnqqusbn2xy

Maximum Flow Rates for Capacity Estimation in Level Flight with Convective Weather Constraints

Jimmy Krozel, Joseph S.B. Mitchell, Valentin Polishchuk, Joseph Prete
2007 Air Traffic Control Quarterly  
For each flow organization, we compute the maximum flow rates for the airspace through experimental analysis based on simulated demand for travel through the airspace and routes computed using an algorithmic  ...  Our problem statements are for future Air Traffic Management (ATM) operations where jetway routing is removed and aircraft routes may conform with the geometry of weather constraints.  ...  In addition to support from NASA on a subcontract from Metron Aviation, J.  ... 
doi:10.2514/atcq.15.3.209 fatcat:hfapyaptt5ggrj6yxlmqwzxbvm

Intelligent system design with fixed-base simulation validation for general aviation

Jie Rong, Yuanyuan Ding, J. Valasek, J. Painter
2003 Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control ISIC-03  
This paper reviews these results, and also presents current research on advanced cockpit systems designed to satisfy the technological requirements posed by the general aviation Free Flight and Small Aircraft  ...  This paper reviews research conducted in the Texas A&M University Flight Simulation Laboratory on intelligent systems for general aviation.  ...  Considering weather restrictions, the weather agent computes an optimal flight path that ensures the safety of the aircraft [6] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/isic.2003.1254701 fatcat:tcrg2xprnbhshnbjxnelk5772i

Flexible Airlane Generation to Maximize Flow under Hard and Soft Constraints

Shang Yang, Joseph S. B. Mitchell, Joondong Kim, Jingyu Zou, Jimmy Krozel, Valentin Polishchuk
2011 Air Traffic Control Quarterly  
We compute flight paths for two aircraft classes: Class-1 aircraft avoid hard constraints but are willing to fly through soft constraints, and Class-2 aircraft avoid both hard and soft constraints.  ...  We report on experiments both with real and with synthesized weather data.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This research was funded by NASA Ames Research Center under contract NNA07BB36C for the NextGen ATM -Airspace Project -Translation of Weather Information to Traffic Flow Management Impact  ... 
doi:10.2514/atcq.19.3.211 fatcat:3js6ydfdwfdpnpkm2asxq5uu2u

Meteorology-Aware Multi-Goal Path Planning for Large-Scale Inspection Missions with Long-Endurance Solar-Powered Aircraft [article]

Philipp Oettershagen, Julian Förster, Lukas Wirth, Jacques Ambühl, Roland Siegwart
2017 arXiv   pre-print
MetPASS imports weather data from global meteorological models, propagates the aircraft state through an energetic system model, and then combines both into a cost function.  ...  While this makes them promising candidates for large-scale aerial inspection missions, their structural fragility necessitates that adverse weather is avoided using appropriate path planning methods.  ...  To analyze and verify the system models of Section 2 using correct weather data, Figure 13 thus shows flight data and the MetPASS output based on historical weather data (i.e. an a-posteriori weather  ... 
arXiv:1711.10328v1 fatcat:isc36ihb5rcdrag22q7lbibrlm

A Hierarchical Flight Planning Framework for Air Traffic Management

Wei Zhang, Maryam Kamgarpour, Dengfeng Sun, Claire J. Tomlin
2012 Proceedings of the IEEE  
In particular, we develop a hierarchical decentralized decision architecture that can design 4-D (spaceþtime) path plans for a large number of flights while satisfying weather and capacity constraints  ...  This paper aims to manage high-altitude air traffic flows by incorporating each flight operator's preferences and aircraft type while considering weather risks and airspace capacity constraints.  ...  , although a small modification of the nominal path can avoid such a delay.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jproc.2011.2161243 fatcat:pu3qsqvrlzfhtj6df5w5o5plrm

Sequential Traffic Flow Optimization with Tactical Flight Control Heuristics

Shon Grabbe, Banavar Sridhar, Avijit Mukherjee
2009 Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics  
To support its testing, a decision support system is developed by integrating a deterministic integer programming model for assigning delays to aircraft under en route capacity constraints to reactively  ...  The last type relied heavily on airborne holding controls and infrequent updates to the weather avoidance reroutes.  ...  Jennifer Lock for her tireless efforts in developing and refining the FACET Application Programming Interface, which was significantly leveraged in completing this study.  ... 
doi:10.2514/1.40300 fatcat:jy37766ja5etlddsndh5nv3vpq

Designing airspace for urban air mobility: A review of concepts and approaches

Aleksandar Bauranov, Jasenka Rakas
2021 Progress in Aerospace Sciences  
These factors are grouped into four categories: safety-related factors, social factors, system factors, and aircraft factors.  ...  Most of the reviewed airspace concepts are idealized as abstract networks, with an emphasis on maximizing safety and capacity, and with little regard for factors such as technological complexity, noise  ...  An experiment [111] measuring a flight path precision of a drone in an urban environment showed that the drone deviated up to 2 m from the expected flight path.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.paerosci.2021.100726 fatcat:kyjfesjtjfb2hbucrv2fpaf55i

Overview of the Small Aircraft Transportation System Project Four Enabling Operating Capabilities

Sally A. Viken, Frederick M. Brooks, Sally C. Johnson
2006 Journal of Aircraft  
SATS has focused its efforts on four key operating capabilities that have addressed new emerging technologies, procedures, and concepts to pave the way for small aircraft to operate in nearly all weather  ...  small aircraft transportation system could be viable.  ...  strive for an affordable, robust, on-demand, point-to-point air transportation system.  ... 
doi:10.2514/1.20595 fatcat:4dybyiedbfh2rmj4lkfr63wnum

Automated conflict resolution, arrival management, and weather avoidance for air traffic management

H Erzberger, T A Lauderdale, Y-C Chu
2011 Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part G, Journal of Aerospace Engineering  
Two new algorithms, one for sequencing and merging of arrival traffic, referred to as the Arrival Manager, and the other for weather-cell avoidance are the major focus of the paper.  ...  The paper describes a unified solution to three types of separation assurance problems that occur in en-route airspace: separation conflicts, arrival sequencing, and weather-cell avoidance.  ...  AUTOMATED CONFLICT RESOLUTION, ARRIVAL MANAGEMENT AND WEATHER AVOIDANCE FOR ATM Original flight path Current location of aircraft Return waypoint 1st aux. waypoint located on tangent ray from  ... 
doi:10.1177/0954410011417347 fatcat:w6knl3rzjnhhzkbtq32hthbrvi

Incremental, Probabilistic Decision Making for En Route Traffic Management

Craig Wanke, Daniel Greenbaum
2007 Air Traffic Control Quarterly  
Today's methods for managing congestion are mostly manual, based on uncertain forecasts of weather and traffic demand, and often involve rerouting or delaying entire flows of aircraft.  ...  En route airspace congestion, often due to convective weather, causes system-wide delays and disruption in the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS).  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank all who helped with this work, especially Steven Zobell, Sandeep Mulgund, James DeArmon, Lixia Song, and Claude Jackson for their assistance in both concept  ... 
doi:10.2514/atcq.15.4.299 fatcat:zzwxg2wjnvg4vczvuqfem4z3c4

Air Transportation System Automation [chapter]

Satish C. Mohleji, Dean F. Lamiano, Sebastian V. Massimini
2009 Springer Handbook of Automation  
In order for most of the aircraft to stay on the minimum path for maximum flight efficiency with short delays, aircraft-derived speed control should be used as the primary means to compensate for aircraft  ...  of planned constraints based on flight schedules and predicted weather, as well as collaborate with the users for dealing with the constraints and demand/capacity imbalance • After the day of operations  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-78831-7_67 fatcat:yo243p7pzbf6xccvp3atqrnnyi

Optimal civil aircraft missions exploiting free routing possibilities

Dimitrios Katsikogiannis, Marily Thoma, Konstantinos Mathioudakis, Nikolaos Aretakis, Alexios Alexiou, S. Pantelakis, C. Charitidis
2019 MATEC Web of Conferences  
Vertical flight path is shown to play very important role in achieving optimal flights, while horizontal paths also offer optimality possibilities, with a strong dependence on weather conditions.  ...  Optimal paths are derived, for each chosen mission, through an optimization process that takes advantage of the flexibilities that become available by implementation of Free Route Airspace.  ...  Similarly, a different flight path can be chosen, in order to avoid harsh weather patterns, of thunderstorms or severe turbulence, or restricted flight areas.  ... 
doi:10.1051/matecconf/201930405004 fatcat:hr4otx7lozdldbukcx57iuqabq
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