Human Control of Air Traffic Trajectory Optimizer

O. D. N. Turnbull, A. G. Richards*

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Abstract

Supervisory constraints are developed for a trajectory optimizer for air traffic. By choosing to apply combinations of these constraints, a human controller can exercise intuitive influence over how conflicts between aircraft are resolved. This offers a compromise between the flexibility of an automated optimizer and the insight of a human controller. Requirements, such as the sense of resolution, - i.e., which aircraft goes first or over - are encoded as constraints on a mixed-integer linear program. Examples verify that the constraints work as expected and that the computation times required are reasonable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1091-1099
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
Volume19
Issue number4
Early online date29 Jun 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2018

Keywords

  • Air traffic control
  • human factors
  • trajectory optimization

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    SUPEROPT: Supervision of Route Optimizers

    Richards, A. G. & Turnbull, O. D. N.

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