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Flight Testing of Automated Closely Spaced Parallel Approaches

Becker, Hayung and Geister, Robert and Edinger, Christiane (2012) Flight Testing of Automated Closely Spaced Parallel Approaches. Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress 2012, 10. - 12.9.2012, Berlin, Deutschland.

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As the international air traffic increases and becomes more and more complex there is a growing demand for new operational procedures. Especially the runway capacity is a limiting factor for the maximum number of flights that can be conducted on an airport. Airports with a dependent parallel runway system can’t exploit the full potential of the individual capacity of a single runway as approaching aircraft have to maintain an increased separation due to the threat of wake vortices. In this work an automated approach procedure was flight tested. The procedure aims to increase the capacity of a dependent parallel runway system. Based on the visual procedure used at San Francisco airport one aircraft (the “leading” aircraft) is flying a standard approach procedure (i.e. RNAV or ILS) with certain time constraints while a second aircraft (the “trailing” aircraft) is flying a parallel approach that leads to a merge point at which the two aircraft are flying nearly parallel with approximately 10 seconds separation.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Title:Flight Testing of Automated Closely Spaced Parallel Approaches
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Becker, HayungFL
Geister, RobertFL
Edinger, ChristianeFL
Date:September 2012
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Closely Spaced Parallel Approach, flight testing
Event Title:Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress 2012
Event Location:Berlin, Deutschland
Event Type:national Conference
Event Dates:10. - 12.9.2012
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:other
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L - no assignement
DLR - Research theme (Project):L -- no assignement
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Control
Deposited By: Robert Manuel Geister
Deposited On:20 Jul 2012 09:42
Last Modified:05 Dec 2013 16:10

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