Regulating air traffic flow with coupled agents

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Regulating air traffic flow with coupled agents
The ability to provide flexible, automated management of air traffic is critical to meeting the ever increasing needs of the next generation air transportation systems. This problem is particularly complex as it requires the integration of many factors including, updated information (e.g., changing weather info), conflicting priorities (e.g., different airlines), limited resources (e.g., air traffic controllers) and very heavy traffic volume (e.g., over 40,000 daily flights over the US airspace). Furthermore, because the Federal Flight Administration will not accept black-box solutions, algorithmic improvements need to be consistent with current operating practices and provide explanations for each new decision. Unfortunately current methods provide neither flexibility for future upgrades, nor high enough performance in complex coupled air traffic flow problems. This paper extends agent-based methods for controlling air traffic flow to more realistic domains that have coupled flow pat...
Adrian K. Agogino, Kagan Tumer
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Updated 12 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ATAL
Authors Adrian K. Agogino, Kagan Tumer
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