Objective Measures of Airspace Complexity to Support Airspace Management

Air traffic management consists of adjusting flows of aircraft through the National Airspace System. A delicate balance is achieved between allowing more aircraft to fly and take the chance of overcrowding the sky, thereby creating delays, higher operating costs and increased emissions, and allowing fewer aircraft in the sky, thereby under-utilizing available resources and missing economic opportunities. The goal of Project 22 was to determine whether recently developed objective traffic complexity metrics may be used to evaluate airspace capacity.


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Bradford, Steve

  • Performing Organizations:

    Georgia Institute of Technology, Savannah

    School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    210 Technology Circle
    Savannah, GA  United States  31407
  • Principal Investigators:

    Clarke, John-Paul

  • Start Date: 20070801
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20100730
  • Source Data: RiP Project 34289

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01570529
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 07-C-NE-GIT-020
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 23 2015 1:00AM