Analytical Tools for the Study of Airport Congestion
Interim rept. Oct 1970-Sep 1971
LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MA
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In the analysis of air terminal congestion, two distinct but interlocking systems have to be considered the air traffic control system, with its sensors, communication links, computers and displays and the mechanical system composed of the runways, the ground and air space surrounding them, and the aircraft in their various states of takeoff and waiting for takeoff, of landing, joining the landing pattern, in stacks and so on. The tools of analysis are concerned with the second of these systems, in which the phenomena of congestion are in fact the phenomena of waiting lines and their interactions. The final object aimed at in the report is a set of tools for calculating the quantitative effects on the performance of the air terminal of various assumed conditions, operational options, and suggested technical improvements. The effects on the performance are to be expressed in terms of throughput rates, delay reductions, and diminished numbers of aircraft not accomodated.
- Terminal Flight Facilities
- Air Navigation and Guidance