DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR AIRPORT LANDING SYSTEMS

The landing system is viewed as 4-servers in series, namely, the runway, the glide path, the regulator and the holding stacks, each having a particular capacity. A simplified landing system in which we have only one runway that is used exclusively for landings is considered. The concept of the Ideal Regulator (a regulator that accepts random arrivals, or the output from the holding stacks, and regulates this flow to match the demand made by the common glide path and the runway) is introduced and shown to be useful in the design of the landing system. From this point of view, the problem consists of computing the required number of holding stacks and glide paths, and their optimal configurations, for each runway, and of designing the regulator so that it will behave as an ideal regulator. Probabilistic models that permit the computation of the capacity of each server are fully described. In particular, the models for the approach trajectories of the regulator seem to be original.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Electrical Engineering
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Crousillat Velasco, C
  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Pagination: 128 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00155498
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM