Wake Wortex Advisory System (WakeVAS) Evaluation of Impacts on the National Airspace System

This report is one of a series that describes an ongoing effort in high fidelity modeling/simulation, evaluation and analysis of the benefits and performance metrics of the Wake Vortex Advisory System (WakeVAS) Concept of Operations being developed as part of the Virtual Airspace Modeling and Simulation (VAMS) project. A previous study determined the overall increases in runway arrival rates that could be achieved at 12 selected airports due to WakeVAS reduced aircraft spacing under instrument meteorological conditions. This study builds on the previous work to evaluate the NAS wide impacts of equipping various numbers of airports with WakeVAS. A queuing network model of the National Airspace System, built for NASA was used to estimate the reduction in delay that could be achieved by using WakeVAS under non-visual meteorological conditions for the projected air traffic demand in 2010. The results from NASA LMINET were used to estimate the total annual delay reduction that could be achieved and from this, an estimate of the air carrier variable operating cost saving was made.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Swales Aerospace

  • Authors:
    • Smith, J C
    • Dollyhigh, S M
  • Publication Date: 2005-1


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 53p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01002223
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA/CR-2005-213523
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 12 2005 5:05PM