The authors would like to thank David Chin for conceiving of this project and Thea Graham for skillfully managing it. Mike Wells and Dan Murphy, among others, provided valuable feedback on earlier drafts. Any errors or shortcomings that remain are, of course, our own.
Intelligent cruise control (ICC) has the potential to impact both roadway throughput and safety by assisting drivers in maintaining safe headways. This thesis explores this potential through comparisons of ICC to conventional cruise control (CCC) and manual driving. Accordingly, descriptions are given of both CCC and ICC systems. Furthermore, descriptions… (More)
W e present a large-scale, airspace planning and collaborative decision-making model (APCDM) to enhance the management of the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS). Given a set of flights that must be scheduled during some planning horizon, along with alternative surrogate trajectories for each flight as prompted by various airspace restriction scenarios… (More)
I n Part I of this paper, we presented a large-scale airspace-planning and collaborative decision-making (APCDM) model that is part of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-sponsored effort to enhance the management of the National Airspace System (NAS). Given a set of flights that must be scheduled during some planning horizon, along with alternative… (More)
I n this paper, we present an airspace planning model (APM) that has been developed for use in both tactical and strategic planning contexts under various airspace scenarios. Given a set of flights for a particular time horizon, along with (possibly several) alternative flight-plans for each flight that are based on delays and diversions, due to special-use… (More)
the use of small aircraft and small airports to supplement existing transportation modes, reduce travel times, and improve mobility to small communities. With increasing computing power, the availability of the American Travel Survey (ATS) (4), and county-level socioeconomic projections from Woods and Poole (5), such analysis could be achieved. The model… (More)
(ABSTRACT) This research develops an object-oriented approach to model airport ground network traffic operations. A generic modeling library is developed as a tool kit to model the basic traffic operations in the airfield using an object-oriented approach. The proposed generic modeling library for airfield operations is a collection of predefined abstract… (More)