Determination of STOL Air Terminal Traffic Capacity Through Use of Computer Simulation.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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The capacity of an air terminal for Short Takeoff and Landing aircraft is analyzed. The terminal is considered to be operating as part of an intra-urban air rapid transit system. The air traffic flow through the terminal is modeled by a computer simulation written in both the FORTRAN IV and GPSS languages. The model is used to solve the traffic capacity problem under two sets of traffic control rules. In the first case, existing FAA rules, which require 3 miles separation between arrivals and 2 miles between an arrival and a departure, are used. In a second case, the rules are 2 miles between arrivals and 1 mile between an arrival and a departure. A detailed description of the model is presented so that others might use the model. Author
- Air Navigation and Guidance