Preventing runway incursions and conflicts

Singh, GK and Meier, Christoph (2004) Preventing runway incursions and conflicts. Aerospace Science amp; Technolovy, 8 (7). pp. 653-670. ISSN 1270-9638

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    Abstract

    Preventing runway incursions and conflicts is amongst the most critical problems in airport ground movement operations. Despite being on the NTSB's 'Most Wanted' list of desired safety improvements for over a decade now, it remains a persistent issue. The paper looks at some system architectures that may be used to prevent/reduce runway13; incursions. The existing approaches to the problem are looked into. We propose a new pseudo-series system architecture that not only provides the pilot/driver with an independent source of direct information for operations on/across the runway, but also keeps the controller in the loop so as to significantly reduce the chances of an operational13; error. It also addresses some of the shortcomings of the earlier approaches. The system `secures' the runway before any takeoff /landing/crossing operations are to be cleared by the controller. The 'securing' of the runway is done based on an evaluation of the current traffic scenario and uses a simple logic. The concept may be easily extended for more realistic runway-taxiway configurations.13; 13;

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Air Transportation and Safety
    Division/Department: Flight Mechanics and Control Division, Other
    Depositing User: Ms Indrani V
    Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2006
    Last Modified: 03 May 2012 10:23
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/913

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