Aircraft trajectory simulator using a three degrees of freedom aircraft point mass model

García-Heras Carretero, Javier and Saez Nieto, Francisco Javier and Román Cordón, Ricardo (2013). Aircraft trajectory simulator using a three degrees of freedom aircraft point mass model. In: "3rd International Conference on Application and Theory of Automation in Command and Control Systems (ATACCS’2013).", 28 - 30 May 2013, Naples, Italy. ISBN 978-2-917490-24-2. pp. 132-135.

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Title: Aircraft trajectory simulator using a three degrees of freedom aircraft point mass model
Author/s:
  • García-Heras Carretero, Javier
  • Saez Nieto, Francisco Javier
  • Román Cordón, Ricardo
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 3rd International Conference on Application and Theory of Automation in Command and Control Systems (ATACCS’2013).
Event Dates: 28 - 30 May 2013
Event Location: Naples, Italy
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Application and Theory of Automation in Command and Control Systems (ATACCS’2013).
Título de Revista/Publicación: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Application and Theory of Automation in Command and Control Systems
Date: May 2013
ISBN: 978-2-917490-24-2
ISSN: 978-2-917490-24-2
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Trajectory Based Operation; Optimal Control; Business Trajectory; Point Mass Model; Trajectory Optimization; Aircraft Model Validation
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM)
Department: Infraestructura, Sistemas Aeroespaciales y Aeropuertos [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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Abstract

Aircraft Operators Companies (AOCs) are always willing to keep the cost of a flight as low as possible. These costs could be modelled using a function of the fuel consumption, time of flight and fixed cost (over flight cost, maintenance, etc.). These are strongly dependant on the atmospheric conditions, the presence of winds and the aircraft performance. For this reason, much research effort is being put in the development of numerical and graphical techniques for defining the optimal trajectory. This paper presents a different approach to accommodate AOCs preferences, adding value to their activities, through the development of a tool, called aircraft trajectory simulator. This tool is able to simulate the actual flight of an aircraft with the constraints imposed. The simulator is based on a point mass model of the aircraft. The aim of this paper is to evaluate 3DoF aircraft model errors with BADA data through real data from Flight Data Recorder FDR. Therefore, to validate the proposed simulation tool a comparative analysis of the state variables vector is made between an actual flight and the same flight using the simulator. Finally, an example of a cruise phase is presented, where a conventional levelled flight is compared with a continuous climb flight. The comparison results show the potential benefits of following user-preferred routes for commercial flights.

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Item ID: 15578
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/15578/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:15578
Official URL: http://www.irit.fr/~Marco.Winckler/ataccs2013-full-proceedings.pdf
Deposited by: Ld Ayudante Javier García-Heras Carretero
Deposited on: 11 Jul 2013 11:12
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 15:47
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