Michael Robinson

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There is a critical need for improved departure management during convective weather events in the highly congested airspace in the Northeast and upper Midwest. An early study (Allan, 2001) of the New York Integrated Terminal Weather System (ITWS) prototype suggested that small increases in New York airport departure rates during Severe Weather Avoidance(More)
In order to achieve genuine web intelligence, building some kind of large general machine-readable conceptual scheme (i.e. ontology) seems inescapable. Yet the past 20 years have shown that manual ontology-building is not practicable. The recent explosion of free user-supplied knowledge on the Web has led to great strides in automatic ontology-building, but(More)
A primary objective of the FAA's ATM functions is to provide fair and equitable access to the National Airspace System. Traditionally, the FAA has interpreted fairness as prioritizing flights on a " first-come, first-served " basis. The allocation procedures introduced under Collaborative Decision Making (CDM), however, represent a departure from this(More)
— Severe weather avoidance programs (SWAP) due to convective weather are common in many of the busiest terminal areas in the US National Airspace System (NAS). In order to make efficient use of available airspace in rapidly evolving convective weather, it is necessary to predict the impacts of the weather on key resources (e.g., departure and arrival routes(More)
1. INTRODUCTION † The primary cause of national airspace delay is convective weather. A large fraction of these delays is due specifically to en route weather (Allen et al., 2001). Crowded travel corridors such as the Great Lakes corridor from Chicago to New York experience the most significant en route convective weather delays. It is of particular(More)
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Advanced separation assurance concepts involving higher degrees of automation must meet the challenge of maintaining safety in the presence of inevitable subsystem faults, including the complete failure of the supporting automation infrastructure. This paper examines the types of design features and safeguards that might be used to preserve safety in a(More)
Reducing congested airspace delays due to thunderstorms has become a major objective of the FAA due to the recent growth in convective delays. In 2000 and 2001 the key new initiative for reducing these convective weather delays was " strategic " traffic flow management (TFM) at time scales between 2 and 6 hours in advance using collaborative weather(More)
Despite heightened scrutiny of the use of standardized tests in college admissions, there has been little public empirical analysis of the effects of an optional SAT score submission policy on college admissions. This paper examines the results of the decision by Mount Holyoke College to make SAT scores optional in the admissions process. We find that(More)