In Press - Multi-Objective 4D Trajectory Optimization for Integrated Avionics and Air Traffic Management Systems

Gardi, A, Sabatini, R and Kistan, T 2019, 'In Press - Multi-Objective 4D Trajectory Optimization for Integrated Avionics and Air Traffic Management Systems', IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 170-181.


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Title In Press - Multi-Objective 4D Trajectory Optimization for Integrated Avionics and Air Traffic Management Systems
Author(s) Gardi, A
Sabatini, R
Kistan, T
Year 2019
Journal name IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
Volume number 55
Issue number 1
Start page 170
End page 181
Total pages 12
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Abstract Avionics and Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems are evolving with the introduction of progressively higher levels of automation, towards attaining the ambitious operational, technical and safety enhancements required to sustain the present growth of global air traffic. This article presents novel 4-Dimensional Trajectory (4DT) functionalities that are being developed for integration in ATM and avionics systems to support Trajectory Based Operations (TBO). The 4DT planning process, which is the main focus of the article, is supported by a custom multi-objective variant of state-of-the-art optimal control algorithms, incorporating various operational, economic and environmental factors. Capitalizing on the higher theoretical accuracy offered by optimal control algorithms compared to other methods, a key feature of the proposed approach is the introduction of a post-processing stage to ensure that the mathematically optimal trajectories are translated into a set of standardized 4DT descriptors, which can be flown by state-of-the-art automatic flight control systems. Additionally, to support air-ground 4DT intent negotiation and validation in the TBO context, the 4DT post-processing ensures that optimal trajectories are synthetically described by a limited number of parameters, minimizing the bandwidth requirements imposed on airborne data links. Simulation-based verification activities addressing operational efficiency improvements and computational performance in the terminal area ATM context support the viability of the proposed 4DT planning functionality for online tactical TBO.
Subject Avionics
Optimisation
Expert Systems
Keyword(s) 4-Dimensional Trajectories
Air-Ground Trajectory Negotiation
Multi-Objective Optimization
Optimal Control
Trajectory Optimization
Trajectory-Based Operations
DOI - identifier 10.1109/TAES.2018.2849238
Copyright notice ©2018 IEEE
ISSN 0018-9251
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