Improving Air Mobility in Emergency Situations

Emergency situations in aviation pose serious risks to life and result in huge negative impacts on air mobility, causing a significant economic and reputation loss to airlines and airports. However, the decisions to deal with emergencies are usually made by flight dispatchers according to their experience, and they merely consider local-view optimization. Therefore, there is an urgent need to design a decision-making assistant system to alleviate the negative impact of perturbations on aviation air mobility in the global-view perspective. In this project, the research team will develop a framework based on machine learning that captures the patterns of emergency situations and optimizes the operation schedules quickly and accurately for maximum air mobility efficiency at both micro-level and macro-level. The team will utilize multi-source data and leverage deep learning models to predict the consequence of emergency events considering the spatial-temporal characteristics of the events. Based on a prediction model, the team will optimize air mobility output by adopting a deep multi-agent reinforcement learning model. The goal is to provide pre-alert and decision-aid system for passengers and airport staff when emergency events occur, and to adjust the original schedule for quick recovery of disrupted air mobility.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $330000
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Center for Advanced Transportation Mobility

      North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
      Greensboro, NC  United States  27411

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      North Carolina A&T State University

      1601 E. Market Street
      Greensboro, NC  United States  27411
    • Performing Organizations:

      Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

      600 S. Clyde Morris Boulevard
      Daytona Beach, Fl  United States  32114
    • Principal Investigators:

      Song, Houbing

      Liu, Dahai

    • Start Date: 20211001
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230731
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01841346
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Transportation Mobility
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747125
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Apr 2 2022 11:16AM