MATHEMATICAL FORMULATION FOR PLANNING AUTOMATED AIRCRAFT SEPARATIONS FOR AERA (AUTOMATED EN-ROUTE ATC (AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL)) 3

An algorithm, called Gentle-Strict (GS), is given for automated resolution of crossing conflicts between two aircraft, using parallel lateral offset maneuvers. Though other algorithms have been proposed for the purpose, GS uniquely facilitates quantitative analysis of the conflict resolution process itself, as well as quantitative analysis of the links between pairwise conflict resolution and longer lookahead air traffic control strategies. The main result of the document is a closed-form mathematical formula which relates parameterizations of the encounter geometry, the pathkeeping uncertainties, the minimum separation achieved by GS, and the 'gentleness' of parallel lateral offset resolution maneuvers (as parameterized by magnitude of offset and by induced delay upon the aircraft).

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    1820 Dolley Madison Boulevard
    McLean, VA  United States  22102
  • Authors:
    • NIEDRINGHAUS, W P
  • Publication Date: 1989-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 106 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00494017
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MTR-88W00049, DOT/FAA/DS-89/20
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1990 12:00AM