An aggregate traffic flow model is developed and used to evaluate the potential benefits of automated, facility-level, on-line air traffic flow control. The model monitors and dynamically adjusts traffic flow rates and traffic densities on the routes in the ATC network. The route flow adjustments are based on controller workload criteria, with the intent of eliminating traffic surges and the associated periods of excessive workload. The model is used to evaluate two flow control strategies with respect to aircraft delay, controller workload, and staffing considerations at Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center.

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    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • Wong, P J
    • Couluris, G J
    • Schmidt, D K
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 527-532
  • Serial:
    • Journal of Aircraft
    • Volume: 14
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    • ISSN: 0021-8669

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172724
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM