Taxi Planner Optimization: A Management Tool

Marín Gracia, Angel and Salmerón, J. (2008). Taxi Planner Optimization: A Management Tool. "Journal of Aerospace Engineering", v. 222 (n. 7); pp. 1055-1066. ISSN 0954-4100.


Title: Taxi Planner Optimization: A Management Tool
  • Marín Gracia, Angel
  • Salmerón, J.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Aerospace Engineering
Date: January 2008
ISSN: 0954-4100
Volume: 222
Freetext Keywords: taxi planning, airport management, airport design.
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM)
Department: Matemática Aplicada y Estadística [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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This work introduces taxi planning optimization (TPO) as a methodology to guide airport surface management operations. The optimization model represents competing aircraft using limited ground resources. TPO improves aircraft taxiing routes and their schedule in situations of congestion, minimizing overall taxiing time (TT), and helping taxi planners to meet prespecified goals such as compliance with take-off windows, TT limits, and trajectory conflicts. By considering all simultaneous trajectories during a given planning horizon, TPO's estimation of TT from the stand to the runways improves over current planning methods. The operational optimization model is a large-scale space-time multi-commodity network with capacity constraints. In addition to its natural use as a real-time taxi planning tool, a number of TPO variants can be used for design purposes, such as expansion of new infrastructure. TPO is demonstrated using Madrid-Barajas as test airport.

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Item ID: 2964
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DOI: 10.1243/09544100JAERO331
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 03 May 2010 08:51
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 12:34
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