Analysis of flight-efficient ecosystem solutions in a multi-aircraft conflict environment

Darryl Chain Wei Chong, Marko Radanovic

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Abstract

To accommodate future demands in air traffic management, this article qualitatively elaborates the multi-aircraft conflict resolution relying on the concept of an airborne ecosystem, as a set of autonomously operating aircraft whose trajectories are causally involved in a tactically detected conflict. The methodology provides two types of solutions: air traffic control-based resolution that is executed as a set of compulsory avoidance maneuvers at a certain time instance, and the multi-agent simulated resolution as a product of the aircraft negotiation interactions and agreement on the avoidance maneuvers for the conflict state removal. The article further analyses a flight efficiency of the ecosystem resolution, in both distance and time, by comparing the compulsory against the negotiated solutions. From the total amount of tested trajectories and identified conflict patterns, three ecosystem scenarios have been selected and analyzed. Finally, the results have shown the significant savings in favor of the multi-agent solution approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th International Conference on Harbor, Maritime and Multimodal Logistics Modeling and Simulation, HMS 2018
EditorsEleonora Bottani, Yuri Merkuryev, Francesco Longo, Agostino G. Bruzzone, Miquel Angel Piera
PublisherDIME University of Genoa
Pages67-75
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9788885741058
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event20th International Conference on Harbor, Maritime and Multimodal Logistics Modeling and Simulation, HMS 2018 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 17 Sep 201819 Sep 2018

Publication series

Name20th International Conference on Harbor, Maritime and Multimodal Logistics Modeling and Simulation, HMS 2018

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Harbor, Maritime and Multimodal Logistics Modeling and Simulation, HMS 2018
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period17/09/1819/09/18

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Copyright:
Copyright 2018 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Compulsory resolution
  • Ecosystem
  • Flight efficiency
  • Multi-agent solution

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