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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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: Article
Additional Information: copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Air Transportation and Safety
Depositing User: Ms Indrani V
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2006
Last Modified: 03 May 2012 04:53

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