A conflict detection and resolution algorithm for airport surface operations

X. W. Chen, S. J. Landry, S. Y. Nof

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Abstract

As the number of aircraft and ground transportation vehicles increases, airport surface operations may benefit from automated decision support systems to provide effective conflict detection and resolution (CD&R). A conflict between aircraft and/or ground vehicles can be life-threatening and cause severe economic loss. CD&R is of great importance to safe and efficient airport surface operations. This research designs a CD&R algorithm based on the collaborative control theory to overcome the risks and threats resulting from the control of many aircraft and vehicles. Two types of conflicts in airport surface operations are identified, and a methodology is defined to model and analyze three-dimensional and time-based (4D) airport surface constraints. The CD&R algorithm uses 4D constraints and takes advantage of properties of conflict networks for effective CD&R. A hybrid conflict resolution strategy is applied to prioritize conflicts for global and local resolutions. The methodology is demonstrated and validated with the case of the Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport. Further research will validate the CD&R algorithm with real surface operations data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication21st International Conference on Production Research
Subtitle of host publicationInnovation in Product and Production, ICPR 2011 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsTobias Krause, Dieter Spath, Rolf Ilg
PublisherFraunhofer-Verlag
ISBN (Electronic)9783839602935
StatePublished - 2011
Event21st International Conference on Production Research: Innovation in Product and Production, ICPR 2011 - Stuttgart, Germany
Duration: Jul 31 2011Aug 4 2011

Publication series

Name21st International Conference on Production Research: Innovation in Product and Production, ICPR 2011 - Conference Proceedings

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Production Research: Innovation in Product and Production, ICPR 2011
CountryGermany
CityStuttgart
Period7/31/118/4/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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