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Formation generation in huge traffic scenarios

Morscheck, Fabian (2016) Formation generation in huge traffic scenarios. In: AIAA 28th Aerospace Sciences Meeting. AIAA AVIATION 2016, 13.-17.6.2016, Washington.

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Various research has shown that aircraft could save fuel while flying in close formation. Hence a huger traffic simulation should benefit from the introduction of formation flight. Nevertheless the number of possible combination in a huger scenario puts limits on the scenario size as well as on the size of a single formation. This paper presents a method to select possible members for a formation from all aircraft in a scenario. Up to 5 of these possible members the most beneficial formation will be selected. In the process all aircraft in a scenario will be assigned to formations until no more benefits could be achieved. This paper will describe the selection method in detail as well as the optimization method for each formation. The boundary condition of the optimization process will be discussed as well. Finally this paper will show the results of these processes in a transatlantic scenario which include 2776 flights over 48 hours. The results will show the fuel savings in the scenario and the effect of different conditions on the formation (only same type of aircraft in one formation) and on the aircraft timing (takeoff time could be adjusted or remain fixed). Thus this paper could give estimation on how much fuel formation flight could save in today air traffic system.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/107729/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Formation generation in huge traffic scenarios
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Morscheck, Fabianfabian.morscheck (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:15 June 2016
Journal or Publication Title:AIAA 28th Aerospace Sciences Meeting
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Keywords:Formation Flight, Traffic Simulation, Fuel Saving
Event Title:AIAA AVIATION 2016
Event Location:Washington
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:13.-17.6.2016
Organizer:American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Air Traffic Concepts and Operation (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Guidance
Deposited By: Morscheck, Fabian
Deposited On:17 Nov 2016 17:05
Last Modified:09 Feb 2017 19:22

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