Accession Number : ADA263424
Title : Multipath Runway Exists and Taxiways
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : MITECH INC PLEASANTVILLE NJ
Personal Author(s) : Joline, Everett S
Report Date : Jan 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 108
Abstract : As the level of air traffic demand increases in the future, and as advances are made in air traffic control technology to accommodate this traffic, the congestion resulting from aircraft moving on the ground may well become the limiting factor in airport capacity. A family of multipath concepts, based on the use of parallel redundancy for the key components of the airfield system, has been proposed as a means of ameliorating these problems. With these concepts, the number of runway crossings, departure queues, runway exits, and taxiways to/from gates would be increased relative to the design practices of today. An airport simulation model is used in this study to demonstrate each of the proposed concepts, as applied to six existing U.S. airports, and to develop quantitative estimates of the benefits of reducing delay and increasing throughput.
Descriptors : *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS , *AIRPORTS , OPTIMIZATION , COMMERCIAL AVIATION , LANDING FIELDS , AIR TRANSPORTATION , TAXIWAYS , AIR TRAFFIC , RUNWAYS , CONGESTION , DELAY , TERMINAL FLIGHT FACILITIES , TRAFFIC
Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE