Preliminary investigation of impact of technological impairment on trajectory-based operations

Shankar Sankararaman, Indranil Roychoudhury, Xiaoge Zhang, Kai Goebel

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Abstract

The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) incorporates collaborative air traffic management and Trajectory-Based Operations (TBO) in order to significantly increase the capacity, efficiency, and predictability of operations in the National Airspace System (NAS), without decreasing safety. This is enabled by airspace users and service providers sharing knowledge about operations that allows prediction of the complete 4 D flight trajectory with as little uncertainty as possible. Additionally, new software and hardware technology is critical to reaching NextGen goals, especially with regard to TBO. What if the technologies that are critical for TBO were to be impaired or fail completely? Should there be a malfunction of a piece of the technology, it must be ensured that the whole system does not break down completely or suffer severe impairment. Instead, operations need to be maintained proportionally to the problem and safety needs to be ensured (graceful degradation). This paper proposes a systematic framework to investigate the vulnerability of TBO to technology disruption, and determine the impact of technological impairment on TBO. Two representative technologies are chosen for detailed investigation and the impact of their impairment on the degradation of TBO is illustrated using a weather-related scenario.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, 2017
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624105081
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event17th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, 2017 - Denver, United States
Duration: 5 Jun 20179 Jun 2017

Publication series

Name17th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, 2017

Conference

Conference17th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDenver
Period5/06/179/06/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Energy(all)

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