En-Route Air Traffic Modeling and Strategic Flow Management using Mixed Integer Linear Programming

Charles Robelin, Dengfeng Sun, Guoyuan Wu, Alexandre Bayen

INFORMS Annual Meeting 2005, New Orleans/San Francisco, Nov 13-16, 2005

Abstract: A Eulerian model of air traffic flow is developed for the National Airspace System and validated against real data at the level of one Center. The model relies on an integer linear dynamical system framework. This is used to assess real-time controllability of user-defined metrics (sector counts, inbound flows). Empirical evidence of fast running time using Mixed Integer Linear Programming is provided, which makes the method applicable to online strategic traffic flow management for one Center.

Session title: Measuring the Impact of National Air Transportation System Changes

Session chair: Andrew Lacher,Research Strategist, The MITRE Corporation, 7515 Colshire Drive, McLean 22102, United States, alacher@mitre.org

Session time and location: Wednesday Nov 16, 2005, 08:00 - 09:30am, Hilton, San Francisco, CA