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What is the Potential of a Bird Strike Advisory System?

Metz, Isabel Carole and Mühlhausen, Thorsten and Ellerbroek, Joost and Kügler, Dirk and Hoekstra, Jacco M. (2019) What is the Potential of a Bird Strike Advisory System? USA/Europe ATM R&D Seminar, 17.-21. Juni 2019, Wien, Österreich.

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Abstract

This paper presents a collision avoidance algorithm to prevent bird strikes for aircraft departing from an airport. By using trajectory-information of aircraft and birds, the algorithm predicts potential collisions. Collision avoidance is performed by delaying departing aircraft until they can follow a collision-free trajectory. An implementation of this concept has the potential to increase aviation safety by preventing bird strikes but might reduce runway capacity due to delaying aircraft. As a precursor to the feasibility, this study investigates the maximum achievable safety effect at minimum delay costs of such a system by assuming a deterministic world. Therefore, no uncertainties regarding bird and aircraft positions were considered to enable the system to prevent all bird strikes for departing traffic while causing the smallest possible delay. The anticipated effects were studied by running fast-time simulations including three air traffic intensities at a single-runway airport and bird movements from all seasons. The results imply a high potential for the increase in safety at a reasonable reduction in runway capacity. An initial cost-estimate even revealed a strong saving potential for the airlines. Based on these results, a feasibility study of implementing a bird strike advisory system including uncertainties in bird movements as well as probabilistic effects will be performed.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/126527/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:What is the Potential of a Bird Strike Advisory System?
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Metz, Isabel CaroleIsabel.Metz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Mühlhausen, ThorstenThorsten.Muehlhausen (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Ellerbroek, JoostTU DelftUNSPECIFIED
Kügler, Dirkdirk.kuegler (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Hoekstra, Jacco M.TU DelftUNSPECIFIED
Date:2019
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Air Traffic Management, Bird Strike, BlueSky Open Air Traffic Simulator, Capacity, Collision Avoidance, Fast-Time Simulation, Safety
Event Title:USA/Europe ATM R&D Seminar
Event Location:Wien, Österreich
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:17.-21. Juni 2019
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 - Efficient Flight Guidance
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Control > ATM-Simulation
Deposited By: Metz, Isabel Carole
Deposited On:31 Jul 2019 12:20
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 12:20

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