Modeling the National Airspace

UT Arlington Faculty: Kamesh Subbarao, Jay Rosenberger
Collaborators: Optimal Synthesis Inc.
Ph.D. Students: Chatabush Roongrat, Manju Nag, Sunny Jain

Funding: NASA 2007-09
Topics: Queuing, Distribution fitting, Airspace modeling

Description: Usage of the National Airspace System (NAS) is expected to grow dramatically over the next 20 years. The Next Generation Air Traffic System (NGATS) is a vision of the NAS in 2025. In particular, NGATS expects dramatically improved instrumentation to reduce trajectory uncertainty and increase precision and navigation capabilities. These improvements are expected to increase capacity at several levels of the NAS, including airports, air traffic sectors, and air traffic centers. COSMOS researchers are developing new time-dependent queuing models to analyze the affects of better trajectory instrumentation in the NAS.

  • Tandale, M.D., P. Sengupta, P. K. Menon, V. H. L. Cheng, J. M. Rosenberger, K. Subbarao (2010). “Queuing Network Models of the National Airspace System,” in review.
  • Menon, P.K., M. D. Tandale, J. Kim, P. Sengupta, J. M. Rosenberger, K. Subbarao (2009). “Stochastic Air Traffic Flow Models of the US National Airspace System.” In Proceedings of the IISc Centenary International Conference and Exhibition on Aerospace Engineering, Bangalore, India.
  • Tandale, M.D., P. Sengupta, P. K. Menon, V. H. L. Cheng, J. M. Rosenberger, K. Subbarao (2008). “Queuing Network Models of the National Airspace System.” In Proceedings of the 8th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, Paper AIAA-2008-8942, Anchorage, AK.