Air traffic complexity: An input-output approach

Keumjin Lee, Eric Feron, Amy Pritchett

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Abstract

This paper addresses a new method for describing the air traffic complexity of a given traffic situation. Air traffic complexity is defined as "how difficult" a given traffic situation is, in terms of the control activity required to resolve it, in response to an additional aircraft entering the airspace. For this, we describe an input-output framework, and present a "complexity map" that clearly provides the effective complexity for a given traffic situation. This complexity map can address airspace with an arbitrary number of aircraft. We also discuss how to extract a scalar measure of air traffic complexity from the complexity map. We illustrate our methodology with a few examples relevant to dynamic airspace management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages225-233
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Event7th USA/Europe Air Traffic Management Research and Development Seminar, ATM 2007 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Jul 2 2007Jul 5 2007

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Other7th USA/Europe Air Traffic Management Research and Development Seminar, ATM 2007
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period7/2/077/5/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering

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    Lee, K., Feron, E., & Pritchett, A. (2007). Air traffic complexity: An input-output approach. 225-233. Paper presented at 7th USA/Europe Air Traffic Management Research and Development Seminar, ATM 2007, Barcelona, Spain.