Application of Monte Carlo Methods to Estimation of Collision Risks Associated with ATC Separation Standards.
ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)
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The risk of collision between two aircraft, which are nominally separated by standard air traffic control procedures, depends on several quantities which cannot be determined exactly. This risk can, however, be estimated in several ways, one of which is to assign each indeterminate quantity a probability distribution and use Monte Carlo methods to combine these, giving a distribution of risk. It is this approach which is described in the report. Also presented is an example of the application of these methods, to the safety assessment of a proposed 90 mile lateral separation standard for North Atlantic jet aircraft. Author
- Safety Engineering
- Air Navigation and Guidance