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1. Burgain, Pierrick Antoine. On the control of airport departure operations.

Degree: PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2010, Georgia Tech

This thesis is focused on airport departure operations; its objective is to assign a value to surface surveillance information within a collaborative framework. The research develops a cooperative concept that improves the control of departure operations at busy airports and evaluates its merit using a classical and widely accepted airport departure model. The research then assumes departure operations are collaboratively controlled and develops a stochastic model of taxi operations on the airport surface. Finally, this study investigates the effect of feeding back different levels of surface surveillance information to the departure control process. More specifically, it examines the environmental and operational impact of aircraft surface location information on the taxi clearance process. Benefits are evaluated by measuring and comparing engine emissions for given runway utilization rates. Advisors/Committee Members: Eric Feron (Committee Chair), Steven W. McLaughlin (Committee Co-Chair), George Riley (Committee Member), Jeff S. Shamma (Committee Member), John-Paul Clarke (Committee Member), Karen Feigh (Committee Member).

Subjects/Keywords: Taxiway; Airport; Operations; Markov; Markov decision process; Aviation; Air transportation; Optimization; Departure; Queue; Collaborative decision making; Virtual queuing; Pushback; Markov processes; Stochastic models; Mathematical models

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APA (6th Edition):

Burgain, P. A. (2010). On the control of airport departure operations. (Doctoral Dissertation). Georgia Tech. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1853/37261

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Burgain, Pierrick Antoine. “On the control of airport departure operations.” 2010. Doctoral Dissertation, Georgia Tech. Accessed December 14, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1853/37261.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Burgain, Pierrick Antoine. “On the control of airport departure operations.” 2010. Web. 14 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Burgain PA. On the control of airport departure operations. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Georgia Tech; 2010. [cited 2019 Dec 14]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/37261.

Council of Science Editors:

Burgain PA. On the control of airport departure operations. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Georgia Tech; 2010. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/37261

2. Elliott, Matthew Price. A methodology for determining aircraft fuel burn using air traffic control radar data.

Degree: MS, Aerospace Engineering, 2011, Georgia Tech

The air traffic system in the United States is currently undergoing a complete overhaul known as "NextGen". NextGen is the FAA's initiative to update the antiquated National Airspace System (NAS) both procedurally and technologically to reduce costs to the users and negative impacts on the general public. There are currently numerous studies being conducted that are focused on finding optimal solutions to the problems of congestion, delay, and the high fuel and noise footprints associated aircraft operations. These studies require accurate simulation techniques to assess the potential benefits and drawbacks for new procedures and technology. One common method uses air traffic control radar data. As an aircraft travels through the air traffic control system, its latitude, longitude, and altitude are recorded at set intervals. From these values, estimates of groundspeed and heading can be derived. Researchers then use this data to estimate aircraft performance parameters such as engine thrust and aircraft configuration, variables essential to estimate fuel burn, noise, and emissions. This thesis creates a more accurate method of simulating aircraft performance based solely on air traffic control radar data during the arrival process. This tool will allow the benefits of different arrival procedures to be compared at a variety of airports and wind conditions before costly flight testing is required. The accuracy of the performance estimates will be increased using the Tool for Assessing Separation and Throughput (TASAT), a fast-time Monte Carlo aircraft simulator that can simulate multiple arrivals with a mixture of different aircraft types. The tool has succeeded in matching various recorded radar profiles and has produced fuel burn estimates with an RMS error of less than 200 pounds from top of descent to landing when compared to high fidelity operational data. The output from TASAT can also be ported to FAA software tools to make higher quality predictions of aircraft noise and emissions. Advisors/Committee Members: John-Paul Clarke (Committee Chair), Eric Feron (Committee Member), Jim Brooks (Committee Member), Karen Feigh (Committee Member).

Subjects/Keywords: CDA; ATC; Aircraft performance; Air traffic control; Trajectory optimization; Computer simulation

…SCENARIO 3.1 Radar and FDR Data The data for this study was taken from the Georgia Tech Air… 

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APA (6th Edition):

Elliott, M. P. (2011). A methodology for determining aircraft fuel burn using air traffic control radar data. (Masters Thesis). Georgia Tech. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1853/39614

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Elliott, Matthew Price. “A methodology for determining aircraft fuel burn using air traffic control radar data.” 2011. Masters Thesis, Georgia Tech. Accessed December 14, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1853/39614.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Elliott, Matthew Price. “A methodology for determining aircraft fuel burn using air traffic control radar data.” 2011. Web. 14 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Elliott MP. A methodology for determining aircraft fuel burn using air traffic control radar data. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Georgia Tech; 2011. [cited 2019 Dec 14]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/39614.

Council of Science Editors:

Elliott MP. A methodology for determining aircraft fuel burn using air traffic control radar data. [Masters Thesis]. Georgia Tech; 2011. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/39614

3. Gariel, Maxime. Toward a graceful degradation of air traffic management systems.

Degree: PhD, Aerospace Engineering, 2010, Georgia Tech

Abstract: This thesis addresses the problem of graceful degradation for air traffic management systems (ATMS). The graceful degradation is the process by which the safety of the airspace is ensured in the event of failures or operational degradation in the system. After listing the main areas where failures and degradation can affect the ATMS, an ontology of the ATMS is proposed. The ontology allows to introduce failures at different levels, track their propagation throughout the system, and measure their operational impact. Then, two operational degradations are studied: The first degradation studied is a reduction in the landing capacity at San Francisco International Airport. The aircraft queueing process for terminal area is modeled and optimized to ensure a graceful degradation. The second degradation encompasses Communication, Navigation and Surveillance systems failures. The graceful degradation is ensured by increasing the spacing distance between aircraft, using novel algorithms of avoidance under uncertainties. Those algorithm also serve as probes to compare the degradation capabilities of different traffic configurations such as Miles-In-Trail and Free-Flight arrivals. Finally, this thesis focuses on monitoring the airspace for potential degradation. The ability and the difficulty of en-route traffic configuration are evaluated using degradation maps. Those maps can be used controller to rapidly and efficiently steer traffic from nominal mode of operations to mode of operations under abnormal conditions. Finally, a monitoring tool for terminal area is presented: the conformance of current flight to pre-identified typical operations is determined in real time. As the number of non-conforming aircraft increases, the complexity seen by air traffic controllers increases, and can become a threat for the airspace safety. Advisors/Committee Members: Eric Feron (Committee Chair), Daniel Delahaye (Committee Member), John-Paul Clarke (Committee Member), Karen Feigh (Committee Member), Vitali Volovoi (Committee Member).

Subjects/Keywords: Air traffic control; Airspace monitoring; Graceful degradation; Air traffic management; Capacity degradation; Communication navigation and surveillance degradat; Failure; Air traffic capacity; Airplanes Collision avoidance; Airports Traffic control

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APA (6th Edition):

Gariel, M. (2010). Toward a graceful degradation of air traffic management systems. (Doctoral Dissertation). Georgia Tech. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1853/34799

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Gariel, Maxime. “Toward a graceful degradation of air traffic management systems.” 2010. Doctoral Dissertation, Georgia Tech. Accessed December 14, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1853/34799.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Gariel, Maxime. “Toward a graceful degradation of air traffic management systems.” 2010. Web. 14 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Gariel M. Toward a graceful degradation of air traffic management systems. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Georgia Tech; 2010. [cited 2019 Dec 14]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/34799.

Council of Science Editors:

Gariel M. Toward a graceful degradation of air traffic management systems. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Georgia Tech; 2010. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/34799

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