Fast 4d Flight Planning Under Uncertainty Through Parallel Stochastic Path Simulation

33 Pages Posted: 18 May 2022

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Daniel González-Arribas

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Eduardo Andres

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Departamento de Bioingeniería e Ingeniería Aeroespacial

Manuel Soler

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Aniel Jardines

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Javier García-Heras

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Departamento de Bioingeniería e Ingeniería Aeroespacial

Abstract

The Air Traffic Management system is evolving to deal with efficiency, capacity, safety and environmental challenges. Progress along these fronts requires the development of trajectory planning and prediction tools that can go beyond the current deterministic planning paradigm to deal with an uncertain meteorological and operational context. In this work, we introducea novel flight planning methodology to generate weather-optimal 4D flightplans under uncertainty. By leveraging general-purpose computing on graphics processing units and combining continuous and discrete elements in an integrated fashion, we can simulate and evaluate multiple trajectory options under multiple scenarios in parallel, allowing us to provide quick iterations to a stochastic optimization algorithm. Our computational experiments show that our proposed solutions can provide efficient solutions in seconds, as required in practical settings, while allowing for simple integration of future extensions thanks to its simulation-based nature.

Keywords: Aircraft trajectories, trajectory optimization, Air traffic control, Parallel programming, Forecast uncertainty

Suggested Citation

González-Arribas, Daniel and Andres, Eduardo and Soler, Manuel and Jardines, Aniel and García-Heras, Javier, Fast 4d Flight Planning Under Uncertainty Through Parallel Stochastic Path Simulation. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4113028 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4113028

Daniel González-Arribas

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Eduardo Andres (Contact Author)

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Departamento de Bioingeniería e Ingeniería Aeroespacial ( email )

Spain

Manuel Soler

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Aniel Jardines

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Javier García-Heras

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Departamento de Bioingeniería e Ingeniería Aeroespacial ( email )

Spain

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