How Do Layered Airspace Design Parameters Affect Airspace Capacity and Safety?

Jacco Hoekstra, J.B. Maas, M.A.P. Tra, Emmanuel Sunil

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Abstract

In many ATM studies experiments are performed to determine the capacity. This paper looks at the effect of airspace design on the capacity. Using an algebraic approach a relation is derived between the design parameters of a layered airspace design and the capacity of the airspace. The validity of the assumptions which are used in this derivation are tested experimentally. This airspace lay-out proved to be the airspace design which had the highest capacity for the unstructured, extremely high traffic demand used in an earlier experimental study. The result is both a method to relate an airspace design to the capacity as well as a relation which shows the effect on the airspace capacity for an airspace design where different levels or layers are defined each with their own segment of heading angles.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International Conference on Research in Air Transportation
Subtitle of host publicationPhiladelphia, USA
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event7th International Conference on Research in Air Transportation - Drexel University, Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 20 Jun 201624 Jun 2016
Conference number: 7
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http://www.icrat.org/icrat/7th-international-conference/

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Research in Air Transportation
Abbreviated titleICRAT 2016
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period20/06/1624/06/16
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Keywords

  • Capacity
  • Air Transportation System Performance Measurement
  • Traffic Complexity
  • Airspace Design
  • Conflict Probability
  • Conflict Rate
  • Separation Assurance
  • Safety

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