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Passenger-centric airport management via new modelling technique for simulating passengers

Milbredt, Olaf and Rudolph, Florian and Grunewald, Erik (2018) Passenger-centric airport management via new modelling technique for simulating passengers. In: 21st EURO Working Group on Transportation Meeting. EWGT 2018, 17-19 September 2018, Braunschweig, Germany.

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Abstract

Processes at airports are streamlined to deliver optimal performance at planning stage. Disturbances make it necessary to provide the possibility to adjust processes on-the-fly. Accurate adjustment requires collecting passenger data for forecasting the passenger demand at service points. Simulations are a cost-efficient way to perform planning and forecasting. In this paper we present a new approach for simulating passengers covering a broad range of applications. With the help of this approach it is possible to simulate the whole journey of a passenger, from landside processes at the airport of origin through processes at a hub airport to baggage claim at the destination airport. Based on such simulations, airports can minimize their Minimum Connecting Times, and airlines can optimize their performance according to a chain of airports, e.g. hub and spoke airports Airports can also evaluate their intermodal connections to the airport, such as train connections, to reveal bottlenecks. In this paper we examine the possibility of substituting the microscopic model of touch points with an appropriate network model. Areas needing a high level of attentiveness, such as service points, are modeled with a microscopic model, whereas areas without the need for higher attentiveness, such as connections between gates, are modeled with a network model. We use the boarding score as an indicator to measure the quality of the substitution.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/119523/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Passenger-centric airport management via new modelling technique for simulating passengers
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Milbredt, Olafolaf.milbredt (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7388-7026
Rudolph, FlorianFlorian.Rudolph (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9997-6094
Grunewald, ErikErik.Grunewald (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5657-253X
Date:17 September 2018
Journal or Publication Title:21st EURO Working Group on Transportation Meeting
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Passenger-centric Management; Microscopic Simulation; Agent-based Simulation
Event Title:EWGT 2018
Event Location:Braunschweig, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:17-19 September 2018
Organizer:Association of European Operational Research Societies
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Traffic Management (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VM - Verkehrsmanagement
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Optimode.net (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Air Transport and Airport Research > Airport Research
Deposited By: Milbredt, Dr. Olaf
Deposited On:11 Oct 2018 11:03
Last Modified:11 Oct 2018 11:03

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