Air traffic maximization for the terminal phase of flight under FAA's NextGen framework

P. Twu, R. Chipalkatty, A. Rahmani, M. Egerstedt, R. Young

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3 Scopus citations

Abstract

The NextGen program is the FAA's response to the ever increasing air traffic, that provides tools to increase the capacity of national airspace, while ensuring the safety of aircraft. In support of this vision, this paper provides a decentralized algorithm based on dual decomposition for safe merging and spacing of aircraft at the terminal phase of the flight. Aircraft negotiate optimal merging times that ensure safety, while penalizing deviations from the nominal path. We provide feasibility conditions for the safe merging of all incoming legs of flight and put the viability of the proposed algorithm to the test through simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication29th Digital Avionics Systems Conference
Subtitle of host publicationImproving Our Environment through Green Avionics and ATM Solutions, DASC 2010
Pages2.C.11-2.C.114
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event29th Digital Avionics Systems Conference: Improving Our Environment through Green Avionics and ATM Solutions, DASC 2010 - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: Oct 3 2010Oct 7 2010

Publication series

NameAIAA/IEEE Digital Avionics Systems Conference - Proceedings

Other

Other29th Digital Avionics Systems Conference: Improving Our Environment through Green Avionics and ATM Solutions, DASC 2010
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT
Period10/3/1010/7/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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