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Using Aircraft Requirements as Variables: An Integrated Optimization Approach for Air Transportation Systems

Lehner, Stephan and Zill, Thomas and Gollnick, Volker (2012) Using Aircraft Requirements as Variables: An Integrated Optimization Approach for Air Transportation Systems. 12th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference and 14th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, 17.-19. Sep. 2012, Indianapolis, USA.

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Abstract

Recent international goals for the future development of aviation emphasize the improvement of performance metrics of air transportation systems. Since traditional design processes typically target only individual system elements, like aircraft or air transportation networks, it appears desirable to integrate these different efforts into a single optimization approach. High- fidelity design tools for individual systems are computationally expensive. However, conceptual design methods are typically relatively time efficient. Therefore, this paper introduces an optimization approach that combines conceptual aircraft and network design. The approach couples both tasks by those aircraft requirements that are also relevant for network design, such as aircraft range and capacity. The idea is to provide a subsequent, more detailed aircraft design process with requirement values that appear promising to improve an entire air transportation system. This investigation is exploratory because it focusses on introducing the problem rather than deriving any real world design attributes. The aircraft design part uses the DLR code VAMPZero. Like other conceptual aircraft design tools, it is fast and provides acceptable results for conventional air vehicle configurations. A two-stage network design and passenger allocation model optimizes a reduced scale real world air transportation network. As an illustrative example, the implemented approach solves an illustrative but simplistic intra-European air travel optimization problem.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/80644/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Using Aircraft Requirements as Variables: An Integrated Optimization Approach for Air Transportation Systems
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Lehner, Stephanstephan.lehner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Zill, ThomasThomas.Zill (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Gollnick, VolkerVolker.Gollnick (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:19 September 2012
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Systems Engineering, Optimization, System-of-Systems, Concurrent Optimization
Event Title:12th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference and 14th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference
Event Location:Indianapolis, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:17.-19. Sep. 2012
Organizer:AIAA
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Aircraft Research (old), ATM and Operation (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research, L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Concepts & Integration (old), L - Air Transport Concepts and Operation (old)
Location: Hamburg
Institutes and Institutions:Air Transport Operations
Deposited By: Lehner, Stephan
Deposited On:15 Jan 2013 09:09
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 21:58

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