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Passenger Dynamics at Airport Terminal Environment

  • Michael SchultzEmail author
  • Christian Schulz
  • Hartmut Fricke
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Summary

We report on a specific calibration for an individual-based simulation environment. For this purpose field data of traveling people inside an airport terminal was recorded. The advantage of using video surveillance system is the granting unbiased gathering of person behavior. The presented results are derived from an observed area of 10×30 m area between the check-in facilities and the security control at the Dresden International Airport. By means of statistical analyses a significant difference in behavior between business and leisure related passenger groups was resolved. The influence of carry-on baggage after the check-in procedure is very small and remaining trolley bags do not affect the maximum speed of passengers. In contrast, the size of a passenger group has a significant influence on walking speed, whereas large groups tend to diverge into smaller groups with 2–3 members.

Keywords

Transportation Research Motion Behavior Security Control Video Surveillance System Terminal Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Schultz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christian Schulz
    • 1
  • Hartmut Fricke
    • 1
  1. 1.Air Transport Technology and LogisticsTechnische Universität DresdenDresdenGermany

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