A LOCATION STUDY FOR A SYSTEM OF V/STOL AIRPORTS IN THE BOSTON METROPOLITAN AREA

The problem involved the setting up of a series of heliports within the metropolitan area of Boston in such a way that the total access time to the heliports would be minimized. The method used was called the OUt of-Kilter Method for Minimal-Cost Flow Problems.' A road network of the area, containing link travel times, was obtained and various heliport configurations were superimposed on this network. The average ground travel times were weighted accoring to the populatons of the various zones into which the area was divided. The results indicated that a downtown city center terminal seemed to unnecessary because of the close proximity of Logan Airport.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • O'Doherty, J D
  • Publication Date: 1966-1-17

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  • Accession Number: 00073726
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: FLIGHT TRANSPORTATION LABORATORY, MIT DEPT. OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
  • Report/Paper Numbers: None
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM