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dc.contributor.authorGunnam, Aswin Kumaren_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-16T23:08:44Z
dc.date.available2014-07-16T23:08:44Z
dc.date.issued2013-01-04en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:89en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/49575
dc.description.abstractThe International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) proposed to introduce new operational strategies across the North Atlantic (NAT) airspace. This includes Minimum Navigation Performance Specifications (MNPS) airspace to increase the capacity and efficiency of the North Atlantic Organized Track System (NAT OTS). A numerical integration and simulation model called North Atlantic Simulation and Modeling (NATSAM) is developed to study the effects of these new strategies on NAT system performance. The model is capable of investigating the effects of implementing different operational policies and strategies proposed by ICAO such as Reduced Lateral Separation Minimum (RLatSM), NAT Region Data link mandate (DLM), Reduced Longitudinal Separation Minimum (RLongSM), cruise-climb profiles, variable Mach number profiles, step-climbs and other operational concepts to be studied by the ICAO.
NATSAM models the individual flight performance using the Base of Aircraft Data (BADA) 3.9 model to calculate the flight profiles and fuel burn. The model employs simple heuristics to execute flight track assignment in the organized track system for each scenario. Detailed outputs and also aggregated outputs are provided by the model from which various key performance indicators (KPI) can be derived to assess the performance of the system.
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dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectAirspaceen_US
dc.subjectNorth Atlanticen_US
dc.subjectOrganized Tracksen_US
dc.subjectReduced separationsen_US
dc.subjectCPDLCen_US
dc.subjectADS-Cen_US
dc.subjectdata linken_US
dc.titleA Computer Model to Estimate Benefits of Data Link Mandates and Reduced Separations across North Atlantic Organized Track Systemen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCivil and Environmental Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairTrani, Antonio A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHobeika, Antoine G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberAbbas, Montasir Mahgouben_US


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