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Free route air traffic flow manager

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2 Author(s)
Milanka Abeysooriya ; Department of Computing - Informatics Institute of Technology, 57, Ramakrishna Road, Colombo 06, Sri Lanka ; Chulantha Kulasekere

As the world moves towards the era of globalization and as the business world continues to revolutionize, meeting the expectations of a timely and safe air transportation system has become major challenge to the field of aviation. Most of the existing air traffic control systems primarily focus on generating pre-defined routes for aircrafts based on the 'fixed route model'. But with the advancement of technologies in the field of aviation an effective and practical mechanism called 'free route modeling' has been introduced. The few test beds that exist worldwide based on this concept, have been implemented for certain specific airspaces eliminating the possibility of using this strategy at any location worldwide. This paper presents the design and implementation of the 'free route air traffic flow manager' project which proposes a framework which can be used as a generic tool to over come this limitation. This tool will allow the user to dynamically create a free route modeling system for a certain airspace by configuring a 3D airspace according to the given requirements for that airspace. The dynamically developed free route modeling system will facilitate the functionalities of generating the initial free route for an aircraft & provide dynamic re- planning for the configured air space when a conflicting scenario is reported.

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Electronics, Circuits and Systems, 2005. ICECS 2005. 12th IEEE International Conference on

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11-14 Dec. 2005