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Title: Receding horizon control for aircraft arrival sequencing and scheduling.
Authors: Hu, Xiao-Bing
Chen, Wen-Hua
Keywords: Air traffic control
Arrival scheduling and sequencing
First-come-first-served
Position shifting
Receding horizon control
Issue Date: Jun-2005
Publisher: © IEEE
Citation: HU, X-B. and CHEN, W-H., 2005. IEEE transactions on intelligent transportation systems. 6(2), pp. 189-197.
Abstract: Airports, especially busy hub airports, proved to be the bottleneck resources in the air traffic control system. How to carry out arrival scheduling and sequencing effectively and efficiently is one of main concerns to improve the safety, capacity, and efficiency of the airports. This paper introduces the concept of receding horizon control (RHC) to the problem of arrival scheduling and sequencing in a dynamic environment. The potential benefits RHC could bring in terms of airborne delay and computational burden are investigated by means of Monte Carlo simulations. It is pointed out that while achieving similar performance as existing schemes, the new arrival scheduling and sequencing scheme significantly reduces the computational burden and provides potential for developing new optimization algorithms for further reducing airborne delay.
Description: This is a journal article. It was published in the journal, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems [© IEEE] and is also available at: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4008
ISSN: 1524-9050
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering)

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