2nd ANNUAL WORKSHOP
INNOVATIONS IN NAS-WIDE SIMULATION IN SUPPORT OF NEXTGEN BENEFITS ANALYSIS
Center for Air Transportation Systems Research, George Mason University
January 27-28, 2010
NAS-wide Simulations will play a major role in the development of NextGen Concepts-of-Operations and the authorization of NextGen development and implementation funding.
The first workshop identified "gaps" between the functional requirements required to simulate NextGen Concepts-of-Operations and the capabilities of the NAS-wide Simulations.
Objectives of Workshop
The objective of the 2nd workshop is to build a user/developer community to collaborate and coordinate to close the requirements/capabilities gap.
Users and Developers of NAS-wide models.
Definition of NAS-wide Models
NAS-wide Simulations model the performance of the NAS at the granularity of individual flights over the course of one day. The NAS-wide simulations include the sequencing of individual flights through runways and airspace. These simulations may include gates and taxiways.
Inputs to the NAS-wide model include: (i) Flight Schedule for Day (itinerary, fleet assignment, seat size, engine-types), (ii) routes and Crz FLs (optional), (iii) Airport Arrival/Departure Capacity, Sector capacity, Flow Management (may include delays, sequencing, and re-routing for weather)
Outputs of the NAS-wide model include: Delays per Flight (Delays per flight segment), Actual Airport Arrival/Departure and Airspace Utilization, ATCo workload, complexity, Fuel Burn, Noise, Emissions.
Agenda (Jan 27-28, 2010)
Dr. Lance Sherry
E-mail: lsherry AT gmu DOT edu