Heuristic Algorithm for Aircraft Arrival Scheduling Based on a Point Merge System

The point merge system (PMS) aims to solve the sequencing and scheduling problem for inbound aircraft traffic, which is currently handled by controllers. This study proposes a modeling method and a heuristic algorithm for handling arrival sequencing and the scheduling problem by taking advantage of the unique structure of the PMS. First, the authors introduced the structure and operational mode of the PMS. Second, the PMS based arrival sequencing and scheduling model was constructed considering the operational constraints (like safety separation and time windows) and objective functions (maximize capacity enhancement). Third, a heuristic algorithm (adaptive genetic algorithm based on elite strategy) was proposed to solve such a problem. Finally, the inbound traffic of Changsha Huanghua International Airport was used to validate the algorithm.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 125-138
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2020: Transportation Evolution Impacting Future Mobility

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01767310
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784483053
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Dec 9 2020 3:01PM