A COMPUTER MODEL FOR DETERMINING RUNWAY CAPACITY

This report describes a computer program which models air traffic in the vicinity of airports, to be used for analyzing the efficiency of the operation of any given airport in terms of capacity, congestion, and delays. The program consists of an analytic model and a simulation model. The analytic model computes the capacity of a single runway used for either landings or takeoffs or both, or a pair of intersecting runways, one of which is used for landings, and the other for takoffs. Inputs about the rules of operation and about aircraft characteristics must be supplied by the user. The simulation model traces the events around the runway for a specified period of time. Given the demand characteristics as input, the model "generates" aircraft and services them as appropriate. Statistics about delays and other parameters are computed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Electrical Engineering
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Judem, R J
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Pagination: 70 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155499
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM