Data-driven Spatiotemporal Simulation of Ground Movements of Aircraft for Preventive Airport Safety

Pingbo Tang, Yanyu Wang, Zhe Sun, Yongming Liu

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Comprehending how ground incidents and accidents arise and propagate during air traffic control is vital to both the efficiency and safety of air transportation systems. Historical data about airport operational events capture some processes about how improper collaboration among air traffic controllers and pilots result in incidents, accidents, and delays, but could hardly cover all possible air traffic control failures in various environmental conditions. The computational simulation could use historical data to identify repetitive aircraft movement behaviors and air traffic control processes shared in multiple air traffic control sessions and create stochastic models that represent the probabilities of the occurrence of certain aircrafts movements and control events under various contexts. This paper synthesizes four scenarios of aircraft operations around ramp areas during air traffic peak time for supporting the development of a quantitative spatiotemporal simulation that can help predict air traffic control risks based on historical data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781728132839
StatePublished - Dec 2019
Event2019 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2019 - National Harbor, United States
Duration: Dec 8 2019Dec 11 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736


Conference2019 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNational Harbor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications


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