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Control of aircraft in the terminal manoeuvring area using parallelised sequential Monte Carlo

Eele, A and Maciejowski, J and Chau, T and Luk, W (2013) Control of aircraft in the terminal manoeuvring area using parallelised sequential Monte Carlo. AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Conference.

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Abstract

This paper reports on the use of a parallelised Model Predictive Control, Sequential Monte Carlo algorithm for solving the problem of conflict resolution and aircraft trajectory control in air traffic management specifically around the terminal manoeuvring area of an airport. The target problem is nonlinear, highly constrained, non-convex and uses a single decision-maker with multiple aircraft. The implementation includes a spatio-temporal wind model and rolling window simulations for realistic ongoing scenarios. The method is capable of handling arriving and departing aircraft simultaneously including some with very low fuel remaining. A novel flow field is proposed to smooth the approach trajectories for arriving aircraft and all trajectories are planned in three dimensions. Massive parallelisation of the algorithm allows solution speeds to approach those required for real-time use.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div F > Control
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 12:10
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:17
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