Metropolis II: Benefits of Centralised Separation Management in High-Density Urban Airspace

A. Morfin Veytia, C. Badea, Joost Ellerbroek, J.M. Hoekstra, N. Patrinopoulou, I. Daramouskas, V. Lappas, Vassilis Kostopoulos, Vincent de Vries, More Authors

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The Metropolis II project aimed to study the impact of centralised separation management for urban aerial mobility. Three concepts were developed in this study: a fully centralised, strategically separated concept, a hybrid concept featuring cen- tralised strategic separation and distributed tactical separation, and a fully distributed tactical concept. A comparative simu- lation study was performed, using traffic scenarios based on predicted demand in an urban airspace in the city of Vienna. Simulations were performed with varying traffic densities and situations. Results show that the purely strategic and purely tactical strategies perform comparably in terms of safety, and that further improvements can be achieved with a combination of those strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event12th SESAR Innovation Days - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 5 Dec 20228 Dec 2022
Conference number: 12


Conference12th SESAR Innovation Days
Abbreviated titleSESAR 2022

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  • Unmanned Traffic Management
  • Conflict Detection & Resolution (CD&R)
  • Self-Separation, U-space
  • UAS
  • UTM


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