Prediction of Top of Descent Location for Idle-thrust Descents

  title={Prediction of Top of Descent Location for Idle-thrust Descents},
  author={Laurel Stell},
To enable arriving aircraft to fly optimized descents computed by the flight management system (FMS) in congested airspace, ground automation must accurately predict descent trajectories. Development and assessment of the trajectory predictor and the concept of operations requires models of the prediction error due to various error sources. Polynomial approximations of the along-track distance of the top of descent (TOD) from the meter fix are given in terms of the inputs to the equations of… CONTINUE READING
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