Control of Aircraft Pushbacks at an Airport using a Dynamic Programming Formulation
Author(s)Khadilkar, Harshad Dilip; Balakrishnan, Hamsa
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This paper describes a dynamic programming formulation of the airport surface traffic management problem. Movement of aircraft is modeled as the flow of traffic on a network, with stochastic link travel times. This is followed by an algorithm for controlling entry of aircraft into the taxiway system at an airport. Finally, two realistic variations of the formulation are presented - variation of parameters and nite bu er capacity. Optimal control policies for all cases are calculated using policy iteration, with delay mitigation and aircraft fuel burn reduction as explicit objectives.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division
Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Co-located Conferences, 13-16 August 2012, Minneapolis, Minnesota
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Khadilkar, Harshad and Hamsa Balakrishnan. "Control of Aircraft Pushbacks at an Airport using a Dynamic Programming Formulation." In AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Co-located Conferences, (AIAA GNC/AFM/MST/ASC 2012), 13-16 August 2012, Minneapolis, Minnesota. p.1-10.
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AIAA GNC/AFM/MST/ASC 2012