Flight trajectory optimization for modern jet passenger aircraft with dynamic programming

Navinda Kithmal Wickramasinghe, Akinori Harada, Hironori Totoki, Yuto Miyamoto, Yoshikazu Miyazawa

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Abstract

Future Air Transportation Systems (ATS) would eventually have to treat the ever increasing demands in aviation industry. Fuel consumption and flight time could be significantly reduced by modifying the current sector based system into a more relaxed user priority based ATS. Trajectory Based Operations (TBO) is considered as one of the key technologies in this transition. This paper concentrates on a proposed flight trajectory optimization tool based on Dynamic Programming (DP), meteorological data and an aircraft performance model to obtain fuel minimum 4D-optimal flight trajectories for a single jet passenger aircraft considering the effect of wind conditions. Major drawbacks such as "Curse of Dimensionality" in DP are overcome with a unique method called "Moving Search space Dynamic Programming (MS-DP)" method. A quantitative evaluation has revealed that an average reduction of 9% in fuel consumption could be achieved with a tradeoff of flight time which exceeds at an average of 7% compared to a series of flight data measured by a commercial GPS receiver in an airliner cabin.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAir Traffic Management and Systems - Selected Papers of the 3rd ENRI International Workshop on ATM/CNS, EIWAC 2013
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages87-104
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9784431544746
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Event3rd ENRI International Workshop on ATM/CNS, EIWAC 2013 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Feb 1 2013Feb 1 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Volume290 LNEE
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119

Other

Other3rd ENRI International Workshop on ATM/CNS, EIWAC 2013
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period2/1/132/1/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Wickramasinghe, N. K., Harada, A., Totoki, H., Miyamoto, Y., & Miyazawa, Y. (2014). Flight trajectory optimization for modern jet passenger aircraft with dynamic programming. In Air Traffic Management and Systems - Selected Papers of the 3rd ENRI International Workshop on ATM/CNS, EIWAC 2013 (pp. 87-104). (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering; Vol. 290 LNEE). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-54475-3_6