Real-time operational planning for the U.S. air traffic system

John M. Mulvey, Stavros A. Zenios

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This paper describes an integrated planning model for the U.S. air traffic system. The approach incorporates the dual objectives of monitoring collision risk while minimizing transportation costs. Specialized solution algorithms exploit the underlying structure of the model-especially for large-scale examples. The proposed formulation is tested with real-world data for the Indianapolis control sector. Additional experiments with a CRAY X-MP/24 supercomputer show that a full-scale model can be solved under real time conditions. Despite these advances, additional work is required in developing a practical system. Suggestion are made for combining advances in computer graphics and mathematical modeling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)427-441
Number of pages15
JournalApplied Numerical Mathematics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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