Traffic Management along Air Streams through Space Metering

  • Mastura Ab WahidEmail author
  • Hakim Bouadi
  • Antoine Drouin
  • Benjamas Panomruttanarug
  • Felix Mora-Camino


Via the current performances of aeronautical communication, navigation and surveillance systems, free flight and traffic management through trajectory negotiation have become a reality. However, the adoption of free flight in congested airspace leads to an increase of the number of potential traffic conflicts which are solved by diverting aircraft from their original flight plan, limiting the benefits of free flight. For high density traffic, air corridor concept and time-based flow management have recently been proposed. In the present paper, it is proposed to organize main traffic flows in congested airspace along air streams which are characterized by a three-dimensional (3D) common reference track and lateral lanes with a dynamic slot structure. There aircraft position is processed in a local space indexed axial coordinates system which should ease the management of traffic separation and surveillance. This change results in the need to develop new 3D space indexed guidance modes to perform position tracking, as well as to design and assign standard trajectories to enter into, evolve inside and exit from the air stream while insuring time and space separation between aircraft.


Transportation Research Part Ground Speed Free Slot Collision Avoidance System Guidance Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mastura Ab Wahid
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hakim Bouadi
    • 2
  • Antoine Drouin
    • 1
  • Benjamas Panomruttanarug
    • 3
  • Felix Mora-Camino
    • 1
  1. 1.MAIAA Lab., French Civil Aviation Institute (ENAC)University of ToulouseToulouseFrance
  2. 2.Robotics and Production LaboratoryPolytechnic Military SchoolBordj el BahriAlgeria
  3. 3.Department of ControlKing Mongkuts University of TechnologyBangkokThailand

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