American Society of Civil Engineers


Aircraft’s Assignment on Multi-Runway Airport Based on PSO


by Jie-ning Wang, (Air Traffic Management Research Base, Civil Aviation University of China, P.O. Box 14, Tianjin, 300300, China), Zhi-juan Yuan, (Air Traffic Management Research Base, Civil Aviation University of China, P.O. Box 14, Tianjin, 300300, China. E-mail: yzj_03@163.com), Jian-kang Dong, (Air Traffic Management Research Base, Civil Aviation University of China, P.O. Box 14, Tianjin, 300300, China), and Yong-xin Liu, (Air Traffic Management Research Base, Civil Aviation University of China, P.O. Box 14, Tianjin, 300300, China)
Section: Transportation Management, Operation Technology and Systems, pp. 1201-1209, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41127(382)129)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: ICCTP 2010: Integrated Transportation Systems: Green, Intelligent, Reliable
Abstract: As the air traffic flow grows, traffic congestion occurs more frequently in airport terminal areas. One way to solve the problem is to build more runways to extend the airport capacity, but it is too expensive. The alternative is to optimize the queue of aircrafts during their departures or arrivals which could reduce total delay and increase airport capacity. In this paper, a novel mathematical model is proposed that depicts a sorting queue of aircrafts operating on multiple runway airports. Furthermore, the particle-swarm-optimization (PSO) method is used to achieve the optimal queuing result. The experimental results show that one could get more reasonable sorting queues compared to First-Come-First-Serve (FCFS) models.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Aircraft
Airport and airfield runways
Traffic congestion