Accession Number:

ADA071075

Title:

A Developmental Computer Model for Investigations of Air Traffic Management Problems: A Case Investigating Two Decision Strategies.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Report Date:

1979-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

133.0

Abstract:

A computer simulation model designed to help solve regional air traffic scheduling problems was developed. Bases, mission areas, and aircraft were modeled using the simulation language SIMSCRIPT. Events in the simulation included takeoffs, departures, enroutes, missions, arrivals at Initial Approach Fixes IAFs and landings. To demonstrate potential use of the model, the problem of rescheduling Strategic Air Command SAC aircraft upon base closures was addressed. Two strategies for the diversion of such aircraft were developed, implemented and the results compared on the basis of impact on final destination bases and average aircraft airborne time. Strategy 1 entailed the rerouting of aircraft to designated alternate bases or to the nearest open base without constraint. Strategy 2 involved the selection of an alternate base by insuring that parking spaces and appropriate maintenance support were available. Finally, extensions to the model and recommendations are discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE