Optimal terminal area flow control using eulerian traffic flow model

Xaioli Bai, P. K. Menon

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A study is conducted to demonstrate how the dynamics of the air traffic flow in the terminal airspace is modeled using an Eulerian approach, which divides the airspace into a finite number of control volumes and invokes the conservation principle to derive a discrete-time linear dynamic model. Based on the Eulerian model, the discrete dynamic equation of the air traffic flow can be formulated in a matrix-vector form. The simulation results indicate that the proposed approach can create actionable MIT advisories for regulating the traffic flow on the runways to achieve specified airport acceptance rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1495-1500
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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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