Collection of Calibration and Validation Data for an Airport Landside Dynamic Simulation Model.
Final rept. Oct 77-Jun 79,
SMITH (WILBUR) AND ASSOCIATES INC NEW HAVEN CT
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The report summarizes the airport data collection procedures employed to obtain the necessary calibration and validation information. The preparation for the data collection effort is explained. A description is presented of the initial work tasks, which included a field reconnaissance, preparation of an individual data collection plan for each of the three airports, and pilot studies at each airport, both to test the proposed survey procedures and to determine the necessary sample sizes. The training processes used for the over 400 field staff who were employed is presented. Descriptions are given of the 32 survey forms and of the techniques used to gather information at each of the airport landside sector elements. Terminal area plans illustrate the location of all field observers. A summary of the data reduction procedures, final data presentation formats utilized and the number of samples obtained are included. Selected statistics produced by the surveys are compared including passenger processing times, curbside dwell times, and modal choice patterns. Author
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