A First Approximation Satellite Terminal System Evaluation Model.
PRINCETON UNIV N J DEPT OF CIVIL AND GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
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To evaluate a variety of off-airport satellite air terminal concepts, an iterative evaluation model is developed that is focused primarily on time and cost impedances. An analysis is made of the entire process by which a passenger gains access to an aircraft and from this analysis, component sub-models are developed to define system demand flow rates, level of service supplied, and system costs. These sub-models are then synthesized into the desired evaluation model and a methodology to be used in establishing off-airport satellite terminal system planning guidelines is developed. The approach utilizes generalized or gross characteristics for the airport access process and avoids specific details of regional characteristics, airport design and transport technology. A hypothetical example is tested and sensitivity analyses are made for a number of cost and time parameters. Author
- Terminal Flight Facilities