A study was conducted to demonstrate optimal metroplex routing paradigm for flexible flights. An integrated flexible flight operation simulation platform was introduced, which consisted of multiple functional modules such as routing, scheduling, flexible flight selection, and flexible flight candidate plan estimation. The metroplex routing algorithms were implemented by constructing a network data structure from the waypoints and jet routes. Two algorithms were applied with and without the en route traffic congestion constraint. A jetway network data structure was constructed to design the optimal routing algorithm under en route traffic congestion constraint. The data structure was built from navigational aids, fixes, waypoints, and jet routes provided by the Future ATM Concepts Evaluation Tool (FACET).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Aerospace Engineering
- Space and Planetary Science
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Applied Mathematics