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Merging Flows in Terminal Moneuvering Area using Time Decomposition Approach

Abstract : With a continuous growth of air traffic demand, more effort must be made to alleviate the current overloaded airspace charges. This research focuses on the aircraft merging and sequencing problem at Terminal Maneuvering Area. Tactical conflict detection and resolution methods are applied to a predefined route network structure. Speed and time changes are proposed via an optimization methodology to resolve conflicts and maintain separation between aircraft with regard to the wake turbulence constraints and runway occupancy time. A new time decomposition approach is introduced. It consists in partitioning the whole time interval under consideration into several overlapping time windows, and in solving the merging and sequencing problem individually in each such sub-window. Four aircraft status are defined to classify flights according to their temporal position relative to the current sliding window. Moreover, an adapted simulated annealing heuristic is proposed to solve the corresponding sub-problems. Finally, computational experiments of the proposed algorithm, performed on real-world case studies of Paris Charles De-Gaulle airport, show the benefits of this sliding-window time-decomposition approach
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Ji Ma, Daniel Delahaye, Mohammed Sbihi, Marcel Mongeau. Merging Flows in Terminal Moneuvering Area using Time Decomposition Approach. ICRAT 2016, 7th International Conference on Research in Air Transportation, Jun 2016, Philadelphie, PA, United States. ⟨hal-01343823⟩

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