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Quantification of Formation Flight Benefits under Consideration of Uncertainties on Fuel Planning

Swaid, Majed and Marks, Tobias and Lührs, Benjamin and Gollnick, Volker (2018) Quantification of Formation Flight Benefits under Consideration of Uncertainties on Fuel Planning. 31st Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 09.-14. Sep. 2018, Brasilien, Belo Horizonte.

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Abstract

Within this study, a method is proposed that allows an effective fuel planning for a follower aircraft in aerodynamic formation flight missions. The special characteristic of such formation missions in the context of fuel planning is the uncertainty of the successful formation execution. The required trip fuel of the follower, therefore, strongly depends on the unknown factor of the formation success. The proposed method aims at minimizing costs due to carrying excess fuel and balancing the expected benefits with potential costs that might result from a refueling stop. For a set of 14 atmospheric days of the year 2012, the fuel planning by the proposed method is applied. It is shown, that an accurate fuel planning can help saving major amounts of fuel and money additionally to the formation benefits itself.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/121370/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Quantification of Formation Flight Benefits under Consideration of Uncertainties on Fuel Planning
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Swaid, Majedmajed.swaid (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Marks, TobiasTobias.Marks (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Lührs, BenjaminBenjamin.Lührs (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Gollnick, VolkerVolker.Gollnick (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2018
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Accepted
Keywords:Fuel Planning, Wind Influence, Formation Flight, Optimization
Event Title:31st Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences
Event Location:Brasilien, Belo Horizonte
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:09.-14. Sep. 2018
Organizer:International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences
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
Location: Hamburg
Institutes and Institutions:Air Transport Operations
Deposited By: Swaid, Majed
Deposited On:25 Jan 2019 16:03
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:19

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