Case Studies

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Dynamic Airspace Configuration

A primary goal of air-traffic management (ATM) is to balance airspace capacity and demand.  Traditionally ATM has approached this problem assuming constant airspace configuration.  A new ATM paradigm known as dynamic airspace configuration (DAC) analyzes how to reconfigure airspace...

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Reducing Ground-Traffic Delays Resulting from Weather and Traffic Uncertainties

One of the decisions air traffic controllers make is when and how much to reduce arrival traffic at an airport in response to capacity reductions due to adverse weather conditions. These decisions are termed ground delay programs (GDPs). Traditionally controllers have issued GDPs by applying heuristics that only account for known...

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Optimizing Shipping Operations

Cycle times are critical. Compressing the time between an aircraft’s arrival and departure would let the company offer better service and capture more revenue. Avoiding mistakes that cause delays is extremely valuable, as a late aircraft can result in tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars…

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