Describing airspace complexity: Airspace response to disturbances

Keumjin Lee, Eric Ferons, Amy Pritchett

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Abstract

In ongoing efforts to balance air traffic demand and airspace capacity, airspace complexity stands as a fundamental research problem. This paper proposes a new notion of airspace complexity by capturing how difficult a given traffic situation is in terms of the control activity required to accommodate disturbances such as the entrance of another aircraft into the airspace. A complexity map is introduced that offers a graphical view of the control activity required to accept a new aircraft as a function of its essential parameters. The proposed method is illustrated with examples related to traffic flow management and dynamic airspace configuration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)210-222
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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In: Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 32, No. 1, 01.01.2009, p. 210-222.

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